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What's New in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803)

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Below is a brief summary of all the changes to Windows 10 in the "April 2018 Update" version 1803 which will be released in April/May 2018

 

As with the previous release, most of the improvements are under the hood relating to performance and reliability but there are also lots of new features, some of which are covered below

 

Like previous major updates to Windows 10 it will be released in waves so not everyone will receive it at the same time, so it may be several weeks/months before your computer automatically updates to this new edition

 

 

N.B. After the update has installed and your computer has rebooted you may see a series of screens asking questions - below is a summary of these screens and my suggestions for which options you should select

 

Do more with your voice - If you wish to talk to Cortana (the personal assistant in Windows 10) then select Use speech recognition, if not select Don't use speech recognition - you can always enable it later

Improve inking and typing recognition - I would recommend selecting No

Let Microsoft use your location - I would recommend selecting No unless you regularly travel with a laptop/tablet and want apps to detect your location automatically

Get tailored experiences with diagnostic data - I would recommend selecting No

Find my device - If you have a laptop/tablet which you regularly take out of the house then you can select Yes so you have the ability to track/locate the device if lost or stolen, if not select No

Let apps use advertising ID - I would recommend selecting No

Send diagnostic data to Microsoft - I would recommend selecting Basic