Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 April 2018 Update (build 1803)

Microsoft began rolling out Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This isn’t an ordinary “patch Tuesday” update, but a major update akin to “Fall Creators Update,” which updates the build of the operating system to 1803. With it, Microsoft is introducing four major features to Windows 10 – Timeline, Focus Assist, Dictation, and a new and improved Edge web-browser. Timeline is essentially a time-linked file manager that organizes your files (and versions of them), e-mails, web-browser favorites, and search results, by time, so you can go back up to 30 days in time to find your stuff.

Focus Assist is a feature that lets you keep your focus on work (or productive tasks), and prevents you from being sucked into endless scrolling through social-media or other trivial activity, when you’re supposed to be working. You set it to turn on in specific times of the day and days of the week, or even arbitrarily, and it keeps giving you visual or auditory reminders that pull you away from your trivial activity. The third major feature is Dictation, which is natural voice input as somewhat grammatically correct text. Microsoft made improvements to Edge that include the ability to mute tabs, maximize Reading Mode or PDFs into full-screen, secure payment options storage, and in-built Grammar Tools besides spell-checkers, so you no longer need to pay for services such as Grammarly.

The disc image is available from Microsoft directly at this address.

When using a Windows machine it will prompt you to install the Microsoft Disc Image Download Tool. If you rather have a direct download of the Windows 10 ISO you have to change your browser’s user agent, so that the site thinks you are on an unsupported OS.

Chrome: Go to the page above, press F12, in the devtools window, top right, click the three dots, select “More tools”, “Network conditions”, User agent: Blackberry.

Firefox: Install a user agent switcher addon, then switch to the user agent to a non-Windows platform.

Edge: Go to the page above, press F12, in the devtools window, select “Emulation”, “Device”, “iPad”.

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