How to download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update
Microsoft has now officially released the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, so read on to find out how to manually download and install the April 2018 Update before it begins rolling out automatically on May 8.
To download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you no longer need to be a part of the Windows Insider Program, as it has been released to the public.
Before we show you how to download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you should know that there is an element of danger to installing major operating system updates, so we strongly advise that you backup your important data first. Check out our guide to the best free backup software 2018.
You should also create a system restore point, and in our guide on reinstalling Windows 10, we show you how.
Once that is done, read on to find out how to download and install the Windows 10 April Update right now.
If you encounter any issues with installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, then check out our guide on Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems: how to fix them.
How to download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update using the Update Assistant
If you can’t just wait until May 8, users can force their PC to download the April Update by using the Update Assistant tool.
To do this, head to the Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage and click ‘Update now’.
Once downloaded, run it, then select ‘Update Now’. The tool will do the rest. Your PC will restart a few times – so save any work first – and then your PC will be updated with the April Update, while all your files and settings will remain where they were.
Remember, this will only work once the April 2018 Update is officially released.
How to manually download and install the Windows 10 April Update 2018
If you’re more into doing things yourself, there’s also a way to manually download the April Update 2018. This is a more complex way of doing things, however.
You can download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update 1803 (64-bit) ISO image directly from Microsoft.
There is also the Windows 10 April 2018 Update 1803 (32-bit) ISO file available if you have older 32-bit hardware.
Once the ISO file is downloaded, it can be burnt to a DVD or put on a bootable USB stick.
To make a bootable USB drive use Microsoft’s Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
Once done, load up the file and follow the instructions to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.