Windows 10 updates are rolled out gradually. All users will not
get the update at the same time. It depends on the region and
device of the user. For some users, it might even take months
to get the update on their devices. The reason for this phased
release is that it allows Microsoft to get feedback from a
particular set of users and systems so that they can avoid any
potential issues from reaching a bigger audience. While a
smooth and bug-free update is always preferred, users who keep
track of latest Windows updates will always want the updates to
reach them quickly.
Windows 10 April 2018 update was first available from April
30th onwards. But only a few devices got it on the first day
and the users had to manually check for updates in order to
install the new OS. However, the official release of the update
started rolling out in waves from May 8th. One and a half
months have passed and now the update is available to all
compatible Windows 10 devices.
If your device is compatible, then the update will be
downloaded automatically in the background, unless you have
disabled it. After the download is complete a reboot is
required to install the update.
This is the first time Microsoft managed to provide a worldwide
rollout in such a small time interval. Microsoft claims
that they got all the help from AI which they used to find bugs
and other issues. This enabled them to prevent update
installations in affected systems. There were some issues
with the update. It’s worth mentioning that fewer users faced
issues while installing updates this time.
But the good thing is that Microsoft has fixed all the problems
the users faced while installing the update in such a short
time. This can only mean that future Windows 10 updates will
have a faster worldwide launch.
If you still haven’t received an update notification, chances
are that your device is not compatible, but it’s highly
unlikely. You can make sure if you are on the Windows 10 April
2018 update by checking the version number which is 1803 for