Microsoft on Monday began rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 to suitable Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Users will be able to update across the globe over the course of the next few weeks. This means the feature update is not available on all PCs immediately, but can be downloaded manually. Microsoft has announced the starting date of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout on Friday, and then on May 8, the company will start rolling out through Windows Update.
There are numerous new features that the April 2018 Update brings to Windows 10, from the much-anticipated Timeline feature, to the Focus Assist distraction-free mode, new Microsoft Edge features, improved Dictation capabilities, as well as new Cortana skills.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update with Windows Update: To download and install version 1803 using Windows Update, go to Settings > Update and security > Check for updates. Once the update is downloaded, restart the PC.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update with Update Assistant: To install the latest version of Windows 10 manually using Update Assistant, download the Update Assistant from the Microsoft support website. Now, double-click the Windows10Upgrade.exe file to launch the tool. Click the Update Now button. If your PC is compatible, click the Next button to begin the upgrade. Further, restart the device. Once the Update Assistant tool is done downloading the necessary files to upgrade your device, the user will have to follow the on-screen directions to finish the out-of-box-experience (OOBE).
Windows 10 April 2018 Update with Media Creation Tool: You can perform an in-place upgrade or clean installation of Windows 10 with the new feature update manually using the Media Creation Tool. After version 1803 becomes available through this tool, download the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft support website. Now, double-click the MediaCreationTool.exe file. Then, click the Accept button to agree to the terms and select the Upgrade this PC now option. Further, click on Accept > Next > Keep personal files and apps > Install. Notably, you can also use the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable media to go through the upgrade or clean install of Windows 10.