Are you making use of Windows 10?
Do you know there’s a new update?
Recently, Microsoft revealed that the Windows 10 Update will be officially available to download and install from Monday April 30.
In this guide, i’ll show you how to do that.
When the update is officially released, the process for installing it should be simple.
You can also still download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update early. But you’ll need to be part of the Windows Insider Program. This gives you access to early versions of Windows 10 to try out before everyone else.
Trying out very early versions of Windows 10 can come with risks, as many features are experimental or unfinished.
Also, installing an early version so close to the official release date shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
You should also create a system restore point.
Once that is done, read on to find out how to download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
How to download and install the Windows 10 2018 Update as a Windows Insider
Before the official launch, the most reliable way to download and install the update is to become a Windows Insider.
You can do this by clicking the Start button, then selecting the cog icon.
Then, click ‘Update & Security’. And from the menu on the left-hand side of the window, select ‘Windows Insider Programme’.
Click ‘Get started’ to sign up to begin the process.
You’ll be asked to link an account, so use the Microsoft account you use to sign in to Windows 10.
From the drop-down box that appears, select ‘Just send me early updates’, then click ‘Confirm’.
You’ll need to click ‘Confirm’ on the next screen, and then you’ll be prompted to restart Windows. So, save your work and then restart.
After the restart, open up the Update & Security settings window. You should see an update called ‘Feature update to Windows 10, version 1803’.
This is the new 2018 Update. It should start to download automatically.
If you can’t see it, click ‘Check for updates’.
If it’s still not there, click on ‘Windows Insider Programme’ and make sure everything is set up properly.
Once you have, the new Update should appear.
How to download and install the Windows 10 Update 2018 without becoming a Windows Insider
If you don’t want to become a Windows Insider, then you can also download the April Update 2018 manually.
To do so, you’ll need to download the Windows 10 1803 build 17133 ESD file, which is stored on Microsoft’s servers.
Once the ESD file is downloaded, you’ll need to convert it into an ISO file so that it can be burnt to a DVD or put on a flashdrive.
To do this, you’ll need to download the ESD Decrypter Wimlib tool, which is available as a compressed file.
Extract the files to a new folder, then place the downloaded ESD file into the same folder.
Open the folder and find the decrypt.cmd file.
Right-click it and select ‘Run as administrator’.
A window will appear, so select ‘Continue including all editions’. Then on the next screen select ‘Create Full ISO with Standard install.wim’.
An ISO file will now be created.
You can now burn the ISO file to a DVD using Microsoft’s Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
Once done, load up the file and follow the instructions to install the Windows 10 Update.
How to download and install the Windows 10 2018 Update using the Update Assistant
You can also wait until May 8 to download the final version using the Update Assistant tool.
To do this, head to the Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage and click ‘Update now’.
The tool will download, then check for the latest version of Windows 10, which includes the April 2018 Update.
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.
Now, your PC will be updated with the new Update, while all your files and settings will remain where they were.
Remember, this will only work once the new 2018 Update is officially released.
That’s all for now… See you soon. 🙂