Here is how to download the Version 1803 ISO file for Windows 10 April 2018 update to downgrade from Windows 10 October 2018 Version 1809. The latest Windows 10 update has been marred by a plethora of bugs and errors. You can choose to either postpone Windows 10 Version 1809 update if you are not ready and want to keep using the Version 1803 or downgrade to the April 2018 update if you have already installed the unstable Version 1809. See the instructions below to learn how to get the Windows10 April 2018 Version 1803 Update ISO file for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
You will need the ISO file for Windows 10 Version 1803 to clean install the April 2018 update or roll back to the previous version after upgrading to the version 1809. Previously released Version 1803 ISO may not work on all devices, therefore it is recommended to install a fresh copy of the update from the official source as explained in the following tutorial.
Microsoft releases updated versions of the Update Assistant, the Media Creation Tool, and ISO files with each new version of Windows 10 to facilitate seamless completion of the upgrade process on various systems. This has its downside as it makes it difficult to downgrade to the previous version using the updated tools if the new release starts causing issues. Although it is possible to rollback using the Windows recovery feature, this method is only valid for 10 days after the initial upgrade or it may not work at all on some Windows 10 PCs.
This workaround enables Windows users to download the Windows 10 ISO for Version 1803 after the release of Version 1809. You can use this ISO file to create a bootable USB flash drive to clean install the April 2018 update.
Here is a guide on how to Download the Windows 10 Version 1803 ISO from Microsoft servers without Media Creation Tool or other third-party tools.
Download Windows 10 Version 1803 ISO File
The workaround is based on tricking Microsoft’s support servers into thinking that you are accessing them from an operating system that is not officially supported by the Redmond software company. In the method below, you will learn how to download the ISO file through Microsoft Edge. You can also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser.
- Launch Microsoft Edge browser.
- Open a new tab and copy and paste the link to Microsoft support site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO
- Hit Enter key. You might get redirected, which is normal so don’t panic.
- Right-click on the web page and choose Inspect element in the contextual menu.
Tip: If you don’t see this option, go to about:flags from the address bar, and tick the “Show ‘View source’ and ‘Inspect element’ in the context menu” box.
- Next, click on Emulator.
- Now under Mode, select Apple Safari (iPad) as the user agent string.
- Refresh the page.
- Click the drop-down menu, select the Windows 10 April 2018 Update from the list.
- Hit the Confirm button when done.
- Choose the desired product language from the drop-down menu.
- Now select the 32-bit Download or 64-Download button whichever applies to your device’s hardware structure.
Once all the steps are complete, the Windows 10 ISO file will download for you to install the older version. This ISO is useful to create a USB bootable media for the installation of Windows 10 version 1803 on your computer.
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