Download the Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018) official ISO file directly from the official Microsoft servers. This is to install the Spring Creators Update without the Media Creation Tool.
The Windows 10 1803 is available for download starting April 30, 2018 on compatible PC desktop, laptop and tablet. This is the most complete version of Windows you’ll get to date. Microsoft has introduced a lot of useful new features to bring the Windows 10 experience in line with modern times. As is the case with any major Windows 10 update, the Redmond software giant is rolling out the version 1803 gradually in phases across the globe. However, those of you who can’t wait to try new features, there is a way to get the update early. If you’re ready to take the challenge, update using the ISO file.
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Beside Windows update, Microsoft releases the ISO file for every new Windows 10 release, which includes the April 2018 update. But the problem is when you use a Windows 10 device to download the ISO from the Microsoft support website, you’re given the option to download the “Update Assistant” or “Media Creation Tool”. You don’t get the choice to download ISO files on Windows powered devices, like it used to be on older versions of the operating system.
If you want to circumvent these extra steps, there is a workaround that lets you download the the ISO file of Windows 10 version 1803 directly from the Microsoft servers, even if you’re using Windows OS. There is no need to use the Media Creation Tool if you use the ISO file to get the 1803 update. All you need to do is to trick the official support site that you’re using an unsupported operating system.
In the following guide, learn the steps to download the Windows 10 ISO file for April 2018 version 1803 update directly from Microsoft servers. You can use this method to get the ISO file on Windows devices.
How to download the ISO file of the Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018)
So to download the ISO file of the Windows 10 April update, you’ll have to make some tweaks to your web browser’s settings to access the Microsoft support site as if you’re using an unsupported operating system. This way you’ll be able to download the ISO file directly.
On the Chrome Browser, use the following steps:
1 – Launch your Chrome web browser.
2 – Open a new tab in Chrome.
3 – Copy and paste this link in the address bar and hit Enter to access the Microsoft Support site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO (you might be redirected to the site).
4 – Right-click on the page and select Inspect.
5 – Click the three-dotted menu button on the top-right, and under “More tools”, select Network conditions.
6 – Under User agent, clear the Select automatically option.
7 – Select the Safari – iPad iOS 9 option from the User agent drop-down menu.
8 – Refresh the page if the browser doesn’t reload automatically.
9 – Select the desired version of Windows 10.
10 – Click the Confirm button, once done.
11 – Select your language from the drop-down menu.
12 – Hit Confirm.
13 – Click the button the download the Windows 10 ISO file.
14 – That’s it.
Users of Mozilla Firefox browser, follow these steps:
1 – Open Firefox browser.
2 – To install a user agent switcher extension, get User-Agent Switch.
3 – Open a new tab in Firefox web browser.
4 – Copy and paste this link in the address bar and hit Enter to access the Microsoft Support site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO (you might be redirected to the site).
5 – Switch the user agent with the extension to another platform like Mac or Linux.
6 – Choose your desired edition of Windows 10 OS.
7 – Click on Confirm button.
8 – Select your product language.
9 – Hit confirm button.
10- Finally, click the button to start the Windows 10 ISO download on your device.
11 – That’s it.
Here are the steps on the Edge browser:
1 – Launch Microsoft Edge browser and open a new tab.
2 – Copy and paste this link in the address bar and hit Enter to access the Microsoft Support site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO (you might be redirected to the site).
3 – Right-click on the page and select Inspect element.
Note: If you don’t see this option, open about:flags from the address bar, and check the Show ‘View source’ and ‘Inspect element’ in the context menu” option.
4 – Now click on Emulation.
5 – Under “Mode”, change the user agent string to Apple Safari (iPad).
6 – Refresh the page, if it doesn’t load automatically.
7 – Select the Windows 10 edition you want to install.
8 – Hit Confirm button.
9 – Select language.
10 – Click on Confirm button.
11 – Now click the button to download Windows 10 ISO for 32-bit or 64-bit version.
That’s all. You can now use the downloaded ISO file for Windows 10 version 1803 to create a bootable media of Windows 10.