Windows 10 users and administrators who can't wait to upgrade PCs to the soon to be released Spring Creators Update for the operating system may download official files right now to run the update early.
Tip: check out our overview of new features and changes in the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, or our guide on delaying the upgrade on Windows 10 machines.
Windows 10 1803 build 17133 is the official version of the Spring Creators Update. It is available on Microsoft servers as ESD files which you can convert to ISO and then install on Windows 10 PCs.
The very first thing that you need to do is download the right version from Microsoft. You can check out the master list of available versions on Pastebin.
Update: Microsoft skipped the designated RTM due to a last minute bug. The new RTM for the (now called) Aprils Update has been produced and it is now already available. All you have to do is download this XML file from Microsoft, locate the version you require, and copy the download URL displayed next to it to download the release. End
The list is divided into different groups:
Bootable Client Consumer Multi ISO Edition in 32-bit and 64-bit versions:
Bootable Client Business Multi ISO Edition in 32-bit and 64-bit versions
Copy the right download URL, e.g. http://fg.ds.b1.download.windowsupdate.com/c/Upgr/2018/03/17133.1.180323-1312.rs4_release_clientconsumer_ret_x64fre_en-us_8483d330ba2e42d8e0a2bdd377074358afb0c864.esd for the 64-bit U.S. English consumer version and load it in your browser. The ESD includes all listed editions of Windows 10.
The 64-bit downloads have a size of around 3 Gigabytes, the 32-bit versions a size of about 2.2 Gigabytes.
Now that you have the ESD file on your device, it is necessary to decrypt it so that it is turned into an ISO image.
You need the program Wimlib for that which you may download from here. Additional downloads for the ESD Decrypter tool are listed on Pastebin.
The process may take a moment to complete. It depends largely on the performance of the system but should not take longer than a couple of minutes.
I will wait at least a month before I even think of upgrading production machines to the new Windows 10 version. Past releases have shown that things can go wrong terribly during upgrades and that Microsoft is busy fixing issues that come up after the release of the new Windows version. (via Deskmodder)
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