It’s no surprise that AI is high on Microsoft’s priority list. The company has pushed Copilot pretty hard. In November, the tech giant wrote a blog explaining why it felt users needed to have it on their PC, even if they didn’t want it.
This was only a month after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed his thoughts on Copilot and even compared it to the second coming of the Windows Start button in terms of its potential revolutionary impact. Perhaps foreshadowing its intentions, the company, at CES, introduced the new Copilot button on keyboards that will launch Copilot, similar to the Windows key that launches the Start menu. Fortunately, however, this will not be part of the certification of Windows devices, so naysayers can breathe a sigh of relief and avoid such keyboards.
And if you don’t like the new Copilot button, you might not like Copilot in general either. For those who consider Copilot a bit of bloatware and don’t really find any use for it, a new third-party utility based on the fairly popular BloatyNosy app can help you get rid of it and other related features and add-ons to AI that Microsoft has brought.
Belim, the app’s developer, writes on the project’s GitHub page:
This version will receive the additional identifier “AI” from me and will henceforth be called BloatynosyAI to emphasize the new character of Windows. In addition to the ability to remove AI features in Windows, this also highlights the intelligent approach of the application itself. This version now works on Windows 10 and also supports localizations.
How it works?
The three central modules (Privacy, Bloatware Uninstaller and App Installer) that we know from Bloatynosy are presented directly on the home page. Plugins can be accessed, for example, via the keyword “Plugin” or “AI” to remove AI in Windows 11/10.
We tried the AI and Plugin keywords on Windows 10, and the app comes up with some interesting suggestions like “Remove AI from taskbar (Copilot button).” By clicking on the suggestion, the application confirms that the Copilot button has been disabled.
Of course, you can also disable Copilot by following the guide published by Neowin. But if you want to try the app, head over to its GitHub page, where you can download the latest preview of BloatynosyAI version 2.0. However, the app is still in preview and hence it might contain bugs and issues.