Download the Windows 10 version 1803 ISO while you can — Here why and how.

If you want to downgrade in the future, you need to download the ISO files for the WIndows 10 April 2018 Update now.

Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) ISO download
Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) ISO download

As we’re quickly getting close to the release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), it’s now a good time to download the ISO file for Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) while it’s still available.

Usually, when a new version of Windows 10 launches, Microsoft also updates its Media Creation Tool and Update Assistant to upgrade devices to the latest release. This means that if you install the October 2018 Update, you won’t be able to use these tools to downgrade if you’re having issues or you just don’t like the update.

Of course, Windows 10 includes a recovery feature to go back to the previous version, but it’s only available for ten days since the day the new version was installed, and even so, many times it doesn’t work.

If you download the ISO file for the April 2018 Update before version 1809 releases in October, you’ll have a way to go back to the previous version at anytime doing a clean installation of the operating system.

Using the Microsoft download website, you can get the ISO file for version 1803 in at least two different ways.

You can use the Media Creation Tool to create an ISO file that you can use in the future to reinstall Windows 10 with the older version. Or you can use this workaround to download the Windows 10 ISO file without the need of using the Media Creation Tool.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].