Windows 10: How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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  1. Posts : 30,631
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       30 Apr 2018 #1

    How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update


    Last week, Yusuf Mehdi announced the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, our latest feature update for Windows 10. Today, we’re excited to share that the update is available to customers. This post will provide details on the April 2018 Update rollout plan, including information on our new machine-learning approach. We’ll also detail how you can get the update today. As with prior rollouts, our goal is to deliver the April 2018 Update as quickly and as broadly possible, while maintaining the best possible update experience for our customers.

    Here’s how to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

    The April 2018 Update is available today if you go to Windows Update and manually check for updates. We will begin the global rollout out via Windows Update on May 8. 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. Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, we’ll notify you, so you can pick the right time to finish the installation and reboot, so the update does not disrupt you.



    The adoption rate of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was the fastest of any version of Windows 10, making it the most widely used version of Windows 10. During the Fall Creators Update roll out we pilot tested machine learning (ML) to intelligently select devices that our feedback data indicated would have a great update experience. The results from the pilot were promising, and we consistently saw a higher rate of positive update experiences for devices identified using ML. For the April 2018 Update rollout, we will expand our use of ML to identify the devices ready to update, incorporating things like additional compatibility data. This will allow us to deliver updates to devices as fast as possible while providing even better customer experiences. With the April 2018 Update, we have also further shortened the amount of time your device is offline during updates up to 63% compared to the Windows 10 Creators Update. The April 2018 Update will follow the same phased rollout approach of proactively monitoring all available feedback and update experience data and making the appropriate product updates during the rollout.

    Want the Windows 10 April 2018 Update now? Start by manually checking for updates

    While we encourage you to wait until the update is offered to your device, if you’re an advanced user on an actively serviced version of Windows 10 and would like to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update now, you can do so by manually checking for updates. In the Search tab, type “Settings”. On the Settings page, navigate to Update & security > Windows Update.

    Once there, simply click “Check for updates” to begin the download and installation process. You can also watch this video that outlines how to get the April 2018 Update.

    How to Check for and Install Windows Updates in Windows 10





    If you’re using a Windows 10 PC at work, you will need to check with your IT administrator for details on your organization’s specific plans to update.

    Semi-Annual Channel released

    For our commercial customers, the release of the Windows 10, version 1803 on April 30, 2018 marks the start of the Semi-Annual Channel and begins the 18-month servicing timeline. Just as we’re rolling out the April 2018 Update in phases to consumers, we recommend IT administrators do the same within their organizations. Start with targeted deployments to validate that apps, devices, and infrastructure used by your organization work well with the new release. Then continue your deployment to more and more devices based on the results from your initial targeted deployments. Just as we use data to guide our consumer rollout, commercial customers are encouraged to use our Windows Analytics offering to improve and facilitate their own rollout. Devices configured to take advantage of Windows Update for Business (WUfB) will be automatically migrated to this Semi-Annual Channel feature update based on your WUfB configurations, starting today. The update is now available through both Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and WUfB.

    The April 2018 Update provides the latest features, security protections, and comes with updated controls for privacy settings

    Being on the latest version of Windows 10, the April 2018 Update, provides you with the latest features and provides the latest security protections to help keep you safer. As I’ve noted before, we continue to improve Windows 10 mitigations to protect against unwanted threats and vulnerabilities. To know which version of Windows your device is running, check here.

    The April 2018 Update also includes changes to the set-up experience for privacy settings. This new design conveys focused information to help our customers make informed choices about their privacy and offers two new settings for Inking & Typing and Find my device. Not everyone will experience the same set up, however. For example, some will review their settings through a single screen set up and others will review their settings via a multiple screen set up where required by law. Some users may be required to review and choose their privacy settings before they can finish installing the April 2018 Update. All customers can review and update their privacy settings at any time in Start > Settings > Privacy. You can find out more about the new Privacy settings experience in this March blog.

    We hope you enjoy the April 2018 Update and encourage you to tell us about your experience by providing comments or suggestions via the Feedback Hub app.


    Source: How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update - Windows Experience Blog




    Last edited by Brink; 06 Jun 2018 at 10:07.
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  2.    30 Apr 2018 #1

    I've now gotten it (and am installing like crazy) using the Update Assistant, the MCT and even -- to my great surprise -- Windows Update itself. Looks like all channels are working for the upgrade right now. Underway on 3 machines here already. I'll do the rest after dinner.
    --Ed--
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  3. Posts : 7,620
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       30 Apr 2018 #2

    During the Fall Creators Update roll out we pilot tested machine learning (ML) to intelligently select devices that our feedback data indicated would have a great update experience...

    ...For the April 2018 Update rollout, we will expand our use of ML to identify the devices ready to update, incorporating things like additional compatibility data. This will allow us to deliver updates to devices as fast as possible while providing even better customer experiences.
    This Machine Learning has far-reaching consequences. My 'System One' in my specs below is far from being the latest machine (built in 2011 and not on the OEM's compatibility list) but windows update identifies it as ready for the Features Update to 1803. I suspect there are going to be few (if any) machines that won't be in phase one of this rollout!

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  4.    01 Jun 2018 #3

    Need a new Post - Warning on Windows 10 April 2018 Update-


    My PC has had experienced catastrophic failure at restart after automatic Windows 10 Update a couple of weeks ago.

    Errors such as sihost hard error and explorer hard error (as well as other catastrophic update failures) have been reported in Windows 10 Forum by many (including myself) over the last three weeks or so. I thank Windows 10 Forum for making these issues publicly known.

    None of the suggested solutions by Windows 10 Forum expert contributors have worked so far - or no one as yet reported a procedure on how that person actually made the PC work again after these catastrophic errors.

    From the Windows 10 Forum Administrators I request the following: Please warn the readership of the catastrophic problems experienced by some Windows 10 users when you promote / discuss Windows 10 April / May update. Also, I beg you to contact Microsoft Update creators and seek a workable solution (s) to the above mentioned problems as reported in Windows 10 Forum.

    Well over a week ago, a Microsoft Support Team member said to me that the Windows 10 Update creators are well aware of the above mentioned problems and are 'working' on them. Perhaps, the Windows 10 Forum Administrators may have sufficient sway to get news from Microsoft on their progress in solving these urgent problems.
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  5.    02 Jun 2018 #4

    AsokaP said: View Post
    My PC has had experienced catastrophic failure at restart after automatic Windows 10 Update a couple of weeks ago.

    Errors such as sihost hard error and explorer hard error (as well as other catastrophic update failures) have been reported in Windows 10 Forum by many (including myself) over the last three weeks or so. I thank Windows 10 Forum for making these issues publicly known.

    None of the suggested solutions by Windows 10 Forum expert contributors have worked so far - or no one as yet reported a procedure on how that person actually made the PC work again after these catastrophic errors.

    From the Windows 10 Forum Administrators I request the following: Please warn the readership of the catastrophic problems experienced by some Windows 10 users when you promote / discuss Windows 10 April / May update. Also, I beg you to contact Microsoft Update creators and seek a workable solution (s) to the above mentioned problems as reported in Windows 10 Forum.

    Well over a week ago, a Microsoft Support Team member said to me that the Windows 10 Update creators are well aware of the above mentioned problems and are 'working' on them. Perhaps, the Windows 10 Forum Administrators may have sufficient sway to get news from Microsoft on their progress in solving these urgent problems.
    Your post supports my decision to defer feature updates by 6 months to give MS time to sort out their poor software engineering. I know some say you can image your installation and recover if the update doesn't work but that approach isn't entirely risk free and I can't be bothered when most feature updates offer few benefits other than keeping security features up to date.
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  6.    02 Jun 2018 #5

    Windows 10 update


    You will automatically get notifications from the windows regarding april 2018 update. You can instantly update it. If you don't want to update instantly then pick a time as per your convenience and update later. You can also check for updates in window update settings.
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  7.    02 Jun 2018 #6

    AsokaP said: View Post
    My PC has had experienced catastrophic failure at restart after automatic Windows 10 Update a couple of weeks ago.

    Errors such as sihost hard error and explorer hard error (as well as other catastrophic update failures) have been reported in Windows 10 Forum by many (including myself) over the last three weeks or so. I thank Windows 10 Forum for making these issues publicly known.

    None of the suggested solutions by Windows 10 Forum expert contributors have worked so far - or no one as yet reported a procedure on how that person actually made the PC work again after these catastrophic errors.

    From the Windows 10 Forum Administrators I request the following: Please warn the readership of the catastrophic problems experienced by some Windows 10 users when you promote / discuss Windows 10 April / May update. Also, I beg you to contact Microsoft Update creators and seek a workable solution (s) to the above mentioned problems as reported in Windows 10 Forum.

    Well over a week ago, a Microsoft Support Team member said to me that the Windows 10 Update creators are well aware of the above mentioned problems and are 'working' on them. Perhaps, the Windows 10 Forum Administrators may have sufficient sway to get news from Microsoft on their progress in solving these urgent problems.
    Strange. Do you have Intel or Toshiba SSD? Because I've NEVER noticed such symptoms on 1803 and afaik I'm not alone with my overall good experience with this particular update. Of course, if previous installation is somehow damaged, then people may notice all sorts of strange behavior. MS is always the only one to blame. Their sw isn't perfect, but.....
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  8.    02 Jun 2018 #7

    Steve C said: View Post
    Your post supports my decision to defer feature updates by 6 months to give MS time to sort out their poor software engineering. I know some say you can image your installation and recover if the update doesn't work but that approach isn't entirely risk free and I can't be bothered when most feature updates offer few benefits other than keeping security features up to date.
    You are really deluding yourself. After six months, a new version comes out.
    Issues that affect one person do not necessarily affect another.

    It may well be an issue one person gets is never fixed until the next build.

    So by deferring 6 months, you just set yourself back to square 1.

    A far better strategy is to make an image backup of existing install, upgrade and try new build, knowing you can revert if issues. Then try again in say 2 months.

    Already over 50% of users have moved to 1803 according to recent surveys.

    I pay little attention to rants as I find in most cases, it usually comes down to a lack of understanding by the ranter.

    Ranters have a horrible tendency to "shoot first, ask questions later", and it is a nightmare trying to sort their issues as they are usually close minded.
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  9.    02 Jun 2018 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    You are really deluding yourself. After six months, a new version comes out.
    Issues that affect one person do not necessarily affect another.

    It may well be an issue one person gets is never fixed until the next build.

    So by deferring 6 months, you just set yourself back to square 1.

    A far better strategy is to make an image backup of existing install, upgrade and try new build, knowing you can revert if issues. Then try again in say 2 months.

    Already over 50% of users have moved to 1803 according to recent surveys.

    I pay little attention to rants as I find in most cases, it usually comes down to a lack of understanding by the ranter.

    Ranters have a horrible tendency to "shoot first, ask questions later", and it is a nightmare trying to sort their issues as they are usually close minded.
    I've had my fingers burned before by feature updates. I'm missing very little by deferring by up to 6 months for the obvious errors to be fixed.
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  10. Posts : 392
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Pro
       02 Jun 2018 #9

    Running skippy on a throw away ancient laptop. Other three, of different makes, did update successfully. April/May upgrade/update went without a hitch. Defender as main AV and Malwarebytes pro as backup. Just before the update installation began I deactivate MBAM to free version. Re activate after going to desktop post update. Don't use other security product that are running in background.
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