Microsoft has already released the final version of Windows 10 April 2018 Update for the public and there are various ways to upgrade your PC to the newest version of the operating system. The Windows 10 April 2018 Update ISO Images are now available and you can download them from Microsoft’s official website.
Microsoft recently published a series of videos to demo new features in Windows 10 April 2018 Update. While Windows 10 April 2018 Update is not a big release, it comes with one interesting feature called ‘Timeline’. With Timeline, you can create a history of your activities and return to any point in the last 30 days to restore all activities. Microsoft is also bringing Timeline beyond Windows 10, with the company’s apps getting support on Android and iOS platforms.
Starting today, Windows 10 April 2018 Update is available to download for users who use Windows Media Creation Tool and Upgrade Assistant. The newest version of Windows 10 will begin shipping automatically to users via Windows Update in the coming months.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update ISO size
The download size of ISO image for the Windows 10 64-bit version is around 4GB, but it comes down to 3GB for the 32-bit version.
Before downloading the ISO files, the users are recommended to check the architecture specs from Settings -> System -> About.
How to download Windows 10 April 2018 Update ISO images
Microsoft is offering the Media Creation Tool if you visit the company’s ISO download page, but there’s a trick to grab the ISO files. To download Windows 10 April 2018 Update ISO Images, do the following:
- Open Microsoft Edge and open the emulation tab. To access the emulation tab, press and hold Ctrl+Shift+I.
- In Microsoft Edge’s emulation tab, select Windows Phone (Lumia 950).
- If you use Google Chrome, you can access the developer tools with Ctrl+Shift+I and then Ctrl+Shift+M.
- Select Google Pixel phone from the drop-down menu.
- Visit Windows 10 download page and select your version of Windows 10 April 2018 Update from the menu.
You can also grab the ESD files from Microsoft and manually convert it to ISO.
The below method contains links to the third-party tools and we are not responsible for any damage that may occur.
Create Windows 10 April 2018 Update ISO Images from Build 17134 ESD Files
An ESD file of Windows 10 is basically encrypted Windows Imaging Format (.WIM) and it can be converted to ISO Images.
- Download ESD Decrypter (it’s a third-party tool, use it at your own risk).
- Download Redstone 4 EN_US ESD from here (Microsoft’s website).
- Download Redstone 4 EN_GB ESD from here (Microsoft’s website).
How to convert Windows 10 April 2018 Update ESD Files to ISO
- If the ESD file is locked, you may need to unblock in order to convert. Select the ESD, right click and in Properties -> Security panel, hit the unblock button.
- Create a folder esdec in drive C, and extract the ESD Decrypter to C: \ esdec.
- Place the ESD file inside the folder.
- Run decrypt.cmd with Administrator privileges.
- Type 2 to select the Create full ISO with the Compressed install.esd option.
- Press Enter to begin the process.
- The ISO file will be created and stored in the same folder.
If the tutorial sounds too complicated, it’s better to wait until Microsoft ships it for your system and you get everything delivered via Windows Update.
Why should you upgrade to Windows 10’s latest update
The newest version of the operating system comes with several new features and improvements. I am using Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) for a while now, and I haven’t seen any negative impact on performance as compared to the previous version.
The start menu, browsers and apps work just fine on our devices. The newest version of the OS could be buggy on some devices, and if that’s the case, the clean install of Windows 10 April 2018 Update is recommended since it could deliver a smooth and bug-free experience.