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Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know


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It's been an odd month for Windows updates first not being ready on time and then doing it last week. Now we see why. The major Spring 2018 is coming Monday 30 April to many and it will be rolling out for several days. I would surmise that the delays were due to last minute zero day malware vulnerabilities found last three weeks.


" Twice a year, Microsoft rolls out feature updates to Windows 10. Here's what's new in the April 2018 Update (formerly known as the Spring Creators Update).

Microsoft's latest update to Windows 10 is here, and the first big news is the name change: What was known as Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has now officially been dubbed Windows 10 April 2018 Update. (Yes, really.) That may sound dull, but at least it tells you what version you're running -- before it was, "Which Spring update?" and you had to dig in the system settings to find the real information (like version 1703) for troubleshooting. Now it's baked right into the name.

Thanks to the company's widespread Windows Insider beta program, many people have known what's new for more than a month. Whether or not you'll be eager to update depends upon where your pain points lie. 

For instance, Windows 10 now provides more granular, mobile-like flexibility in its do-not-disturb mode (called Focus Assist, a reworked version of Quiet Hours). And Microsoft's finally rolling out the Timeline device-handoff feature that was announced a year ago, which is intended to replace the virtual desktop manager. There are also some notable changes in the settings, including privacy and security, notifications, password recovery and defaults. 

The update begins rolling out Monday, April 30. A limited number of users will get the update on this day; everyone else will see the update become available in the week following. If you have automatic updates enabled, you'll be notified when the update becomes available to you.

Until then, here's what you'll need to know:

I left the hotlinks above active so you can see what they are talking about. Remember the Windows insider members like me and several others here who wanted the early buggy versions as beta testers already know the new features and I'm hearing good things, although I bailed on the early beta ring because I am not as willing to do hours of troubleshooting for free much anymore.

All of that and screen shots with more hot links to answer all the questions we all have can be found here:



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