The April 2018 Update for Windows 10 is finally available worldwide starting April 30, and if you don’t want to wait until May 8, which is when it’ll be available through Windows Update, you can get it now using the “Update Assistant” tool.
The Windows 10 “Update Assistant” is a tool that Microsoft makes available for devices which for unknown reasons are not getting the new update. The tool works very similar to the Media Creation Tool, but with the difference that you can only do an in-place upgrade.
Using Update Assistant tool to get version 1803
If you can’t wait until version 1803 is offered to you automatically, you can go to the Microsoft software support download page, and download the Update Assistant clicking the Update Now button.
Then double-click the file to launch the tool, and click the Update Now button.
If your device passes the hardware and software check, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update will download, and then simply click the Restart Now button to begin the installation. Your computer will restart and the new version will install automatically.
As always it’s recommended you make a full backup of your computer before proceeding. You can also use the following resources to learn more about the April 2018 Update:
- Windows 10 version release history tracker
- Windows 10 April 2018 Update: All the new features and changes