Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 update, the next major update to Windows 10, to users around the world.
The update includes a host of new features and security updates.
New features include Focus Assist which block all notifications from social media and email so users can avoid distractions and focus on work.
There’s also a handy update to Microsoft’s Edge browser that will allow users to mute a tab that is playing sounds, as well as a new feature that makes it easy to read documents on the web.
The new Windows 10 Timeline lets users go back over the last 30 days to easily find their files.
As with all updates, it is always recommended to make sure your device is running the most up to date software possible.
However, there is some bad news for users who are eager to the new update right away.
Typically, Microsoft roles out its major Windows 10 updates gradually to users across the globe. Microsoft does this to make sure the update is rolled out as smoothly as possible and so it can fix any glitches discovered by those first to install the update.
This means that millions of users might not get the new update for weeks, if not months.
Some Windows 10 users in Thailand for example have only just received the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which was released in October 2017.
Microsoft have said that the roll out of the Windows 10 April Update should be quicker than previous versions and it shouldn’t take quite as long to install this time round. Microsoft said it should only take about 30 minutes to install the April update, compared to the 51 minute average time it took to install the Fall Creators Update.
However, if you don’t want to wait until Microsoft make the Windows 10 April Update available for your device, there is a way you can install it right now.
First you need to install the Update Assistant from the Microsoft website. Once installed you then need to launch the Windows10update.exe file and click Update Now.
If your PC is compatible the on screen prompt should allow you to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update.
It is worth noting that if you do install the new update ahead of schedule you could be leaving yourself open to early bugs and glitches. For most users it is recommended to wait until Microsoft makes the update available on your device.