How do you get Windows 10 version 1803 today?

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 30, 2018
Updated • Apr 30, 2018
Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft will release Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, today.

Users who would like to get their hands on the new version as soon as possible need to find ways to grab a copy of it. Microsoft makes the update available to select PCs via Windows Update if you run a manual check for updates.

  1. Use Windows-I to open the Settings application.
  2. Go to Update & Security
  3. Click on the "check for updates" button.
  4. The new feature update should be offered to you.

The global rollout begins on May 8, 2018 which means that devices will get the update automatically without users having to run update checks manually.

As with previous rollouts, we will use real-time quality feedback to smartly update your device when we have data that shows your device is ready and will have a great experience. You don’t have to do anything to get the update; it will roll out automatically to you through Windows Update if you’ve chosen to have updates installed automatically on your device.

In this guide, I'm going to show you how you can download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update without using Windows Updates.

I suggest you create a backup of your entire system partition before you run the update as the past has shown that users may run into all kinds of issues when they try to upgrade a system to a new feature update release.

While the update time is reduced, it is still a big nuisance even if the restore of the old version of Windows works. If it does not, you will be more than happy to have a system backup at hand to restore the system using it.

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You can visit this official Microsoft web page to start the update of the Windows 10 PC with a click on the "update now" button.

A click downloads the Update Assistant to the local system which you may use to download and install the upgrade on the Windows PC.

You may download the Media Creation Toolkit instead. A click on the download button should download the file MediaCreationTool1803.exe.

The software is linked on the very same page and the main benefit that it offers is that you may use it to create installation media.

Media is useful if you want to have physical installation media on a DVD or USB Flash drive. You may use the media to upgrade multiple PCs without downloading installation files on each (which you would do if you would use the "update now" option on each of the devices.

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The better option, in my opinion, is to use the Media Creation Toolkit.

  1. Just download the 18 Megabyte executable file and run it after download.
  2. Allow it to connect to the Internet.
  3. Accept the license terms.
  4. Select "create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.
  5. Make sure the language, edition and architecture options are correct. Remove the checkmark from "use the recommended options for this PC" to modify them.
  6. Select whether you want to copy the installation media to a USB Flash Drive, DVD or save it as an ISO image on the local device.
  7. Select the right drive if you have selected USB Flash Drive. Note that the data on the drive will be erased in the process.
  8. Wait for the process to complete.

The update

Closing Words

I will wait before I update the Windows 10 PC that I own to the new version. The past has shown that new releases tend to be fairly buggy and I'd like to avoid any complications and issues by postponing the installation for at least a month.

Microsoft will push out updates to resolve installation issues and other issues that it may have missed during development.

Now You: Will you upgrade right away, or wait?

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How do you get Windows 10 version 1803 today?
Microsoft will release Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, today. The company won't release the new feature update via Windows Update or other automated updating services, however, and users who would like to get their hands on the new version as soon as possible need to find other ways to grab a copy of it.
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  1. Dan Donx said on January 15, 2023 at 10:29 am

    What mental age of reader are you targeting with the first sentence? 10?

    Why not write an article on how to *avoid* upgrading from W10 to W11. Analogous to those like me who avoided upgrading from 7 to 10 for as long as possible.

    If your paymaster Microsoft permits it, of course.

  2. Dexter said on January 15, 2023 at 11:14 am

    5. Rufus
    6. Ventoy

    PS. I hate reading these “SEO optimized” articles.

    1. cdr said on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      I used Rufus to create an installer for a 6th gen intel i5 that had MBR. It upgraded using Setup. No issues except for Win 11 always prompting me to replace my local account. Still using Win 10 Pro on all my other PCs to avoid the bullying.

  3. sv said on January 15, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    bit pointless to upgrade for the sake of upgrading as you never know when you’ll get locked out because ms might suddenly not provide updates to unsupported systems.

    ps…. time travelling?
    written. Jan 15, 2023
    Updated • Jan 13, 2023

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 16, 2023 at 5:49 am

      This happens when you schedule a post in WordPress and update it before setting the publication date.

  4. Anonymous said on January 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Anyone willing to downgrade to this awful OS must like inflicting themselves with harm.

  5. basingstoke said on January 16, 2023 at 11:18 am

    I have become convinced now that anybody who has no qualms with using Windows 11/10 must fit into one of the following brackets:

    1) Too young to remember a time before W10 and W11 (doesn’t know better)

    2) Wants to play the latest games on their PC above anything else (or deeply needs some software which already dropped W7 support)

    3) Doesn’t know too much about how computers work, worried that they’d be absolutely lost and in trouble without the “”latest security””

    4) Microsoft apologist that tries to justify that the latest “features” and “changes” are actually a good thing, that improve Windows

    5) Uses their computer to do a bare minimum of like 3 different things, browse web, check emails, etc, so really doesn’t fuss

    Obviously that doesn’t cover everyone, there’s also the category that:

    6) Actually liked W7 more than 10, and held out as long as possible before switching, begrudgingly uses 10 now

    Have I missed any group off this list?

    1. Heinz Strunk said on September 19, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      You have missed in this group just about any professional user that uses business software like CAD programs or ERP Programs which are 99% of all professional users from this list.

      Linux doesn’t help anyone who is not a linux kid and apple is just a fancy facebook machine.

  6. ilev said on August 24, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Microsoft has removed KB5029351 update

    1. EP said on August 24, 2023 at 9:21 pm

      only from windows update though
      KB5029351 is still available from the ms update catalog site

  7. Anonymous said on August 24, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    1. This update is labaled as PREVIEW if it causes issues to unintelligent people, then they shouldn’t have allowed Preview updates ot install.

    2. I have installed it in a 11 years old computer, and no problems at all.

    3. Making a big drama over a bluescreen for an updated labeled as preview is ridiculous.

    This is probably another BS internet drama where people ran programs and scripts that modified the registry until they broke Windows, just for removing stuff that they weren’t even using just for the sake of it.
    Maybe people should stop playing geeks and actually either use Windows 10 or Windows 11, but don’t try to modify things just for the sake of it.

    Sometimes removing or stopping things (like defender is a perfect example) only need intelligence, not scripts or 3rd party programs that might mess with windows.

  8. john said on August 24, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Windows 11 was a pointless release, it was just created because some of the Windows team wanted to boost sales with some sort of new and improved Windows 10. Instead, Microsoft cannot support one version well let alone two.

    1. John G. said on August 25, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Windows 11 is the worst ugly shame by Microsoft ever. They should release with every new W11 version a complete free version of Starallback inside just to make this sh** OS functionally again.

  9. EP said on August 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released a statement regarding the “unsupported processor” blue screen error for their boards using Intel 600/700 series chipsets & to avoid the KB5029351 Win11 update:–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–Error-Message-of-Windows-11-Update-KB5029351-Preview-142215

  10. EP said on August 29, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    check out the following recent articles:

    Neowin – Microsoft puts little blame on its Windows update after UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR BSOD bug:

    BleepingComputer – Microsoft blames ‘unsupported processor’ blue screens on OEM vendors:

  11. Leonard Britvolli said on August 30, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    While there may be changes or updates to the Windows 10 Store for Business and Education in the future, it is premature to conclude that it will be discontinued based solely on rumors.

  12. sembrador said on September 5, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    My advice, I left win 15 years ago. Now I’m a happy linux user (linuxmint) but there is Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu depending on your needs.

  13. EP said on September 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released new BIOS/firmware updates for their Intel 600 & 700 series motherboards to fix the “UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR” problem (Sept. 6):–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–caused-BSOD-on-MSI-s-Intel-700-and-600-Series-Motherboards-142277

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