Next Major Update to Windows 10 Coming Monday April 30, 2018
A new major update to Windows 10 will be released on Monday, April 30, 2018 . This follows weeks of delays while Microsoft fixed a major bug in the update that caused BSoDs on the computes of Windows insiders who were testing the new update. So now that it’s fixed, Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 – called the “April 2018 Update” (formerly referred to as the “Spring Creators Update”) – will be available to consumers beginning on Monday, April 30, 2018. This is the first major update to Windows 10 since the Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) rolled out last October.
Anxious to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update?
If you’re one of those who’s anxious get the update, you will be able to get it directly from Microsoft via the Windows Update Assistant beginning on Monday, April 30, 2018. For the rest of us, Microsoft will begin rolling out the April 2018 Update via Windows Update beginning on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Only a small percentage of users will get the update on that day. It will take several weeks for Microsoft to roll out the April 2018 Update to all Windows 10 users.
What if you don’t want the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right away?
If you want to delay the update for a while, you try turning on Metered connection to prevent the April 2018 Update from downloading. See our tip on Metered connections.
Why not Spring Creators Update?
Microsoft releases major Windows 10 updates twice each year. Normally these major updates are given descriptive names like Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update. During the testing phase, Microsoft and many Windows sites referred to the April 2018 Update as the “Spring Creators Update”. The name didn’t stick though. In an effort to help people keep track of the updates and the date they were released they have decided to call the upcoming update “April 2018 Update”. It will still be “Version 1803” however.
The April 2018 Update was delayed for several weeks because of a serious bug in the update that was causing BSODs (Blue Screens of Death) on the computers of some of people who were helping test the update. However, Microsoft says they now have the problem fixed and the April 2018 Update (Version 1803) is ready to be released to Windows 10 users.
Check out our Windows “Spring Creators Update” article to learn more about some of the new features in the “April 2018 Update”. Although our article refers to the April 2018 Update as Spring Creators Update, the major features are still the same.