Here Is How You Can Use GPT-4 for Free on Windows

What to know

  • Copilot’s GPT-4 model is now available to all users for free.
  • Copilot’s Creative and Precise modes are almost fully on the GPT-4-Turbo model, while the Balanced mode uses GPT-4-Turbo in certain cases only. 
  • To use GPT-4 for free on Windows (or the web), simply select either the ‘More Creative’ or ”More Precise’ mode. 

In a seemingly generous move, Microsoft is allowing everyone access to the GPT-4 Turbo model for Copilot for free. No more would this feature be reserved for only Copilot Pro subscribers. But GPT-4 Turbo isn’t enabled by default. Here’s how to use GPT-4 for free on Windows and take full advantage of the more advanced AI model.  

Here is how you can use GPT-4 for free on Windows

Microsoft’s Mikhail Parakhin took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce the availability of GPT-4 Turbo which is now replacing GPT-4 in the Copilot free tier. 

However, only the ‘Creative’ and ‘Precise’ modes in Copilot will use GPT-4 Turbo. So, when you’re on, make sure to choose either the More Creative or More Precise options. The same applies to Copilot on Windows as well which is invoked by pressing Win+C

The ‘Balanced’ mode will use GPT-4-Turbo only “in certain cases only” as expounded further by Mikhail in the same X thread. Given how only a few weeks ago, GPT-4-Turbo was exclusively a Copilot Pro feature, it does beg the question of exactly what is the reason for Microsoft’s generosity.

Rumors suggest that OpenAI could be working on the next model – GPT-4.5 Turbo – which would make sense as to why there’s been a sudden shift to GPT-4 Turbo for free users. In any case, we’re glad that rapid advancements are trickling down to the common user at an equally rapid pace. 

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