Windows 10 version 1803 was released on April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT. It is being delivered as a feature update for Windows 10. Installing the update is slow on hard disks and SSDs alike. This version will be called the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update“.
Windows 10 version 1803 is code named Redstone 4. Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.1]
The version of Windows 10 still accepts retail and OEM Windows 7 and 8 keys for a clean install on a new/existing machine.
Timeline is a new feature that lets users go back to where they were working. Earlier releases restored programs when a machine was rebooted with an update and now this is being extended to allow users to be more productive.
A lot of the features added to Windows 10. Settings itself has been revamped to make it fit better with more modest displays.
The default view of Timeline shows snapshots of the most relevant activities from earlier in the day or a specific past date. A new annotated scrollbar makes it easy to get back to past activities.
Cortana has also been updated to do things like made suggestions to new activities to help boost productivity.
The font view is helpful for graphics arts users. Now the installed fonts can be viewed as an extension to the settings. Some may have the Adobe Font Folio.
More work with improving the universal windows applications with more attention to power consumption. Now windows will provide more information to users about actual power consumption.
The disk cleanup tool has also finally been updated. Now its rolled up into the storage settings,
Near Share works with mobile devices using Bluetooth.Near Share can quickly sent screenshots or documents at a meeting. The default view of Timeline shows snapshots of the most relevant activities from earlier in the day or a specific past date. A new annotated scrollbar makes it easy to get back to past activities.
Better sound settings will appeal to iTunes and CD audio enthusiasts. Apple lossless can handle 20-bit and 24-bit samples and 96,000 samples per second PCM easily. The higher sampling rate reduces the high frequency distortion that plagues CD audio.
Some of the new functions added to Windows required a new version of the Windows Display Driver Model which is now bumped to version 2.4. Some of the changes are to support the mixed virtual reality in addition to a bunch of other new features.
Windows 10 version 1803 has a new game mode for machines. Game Mode helps ensure that you have the best possible gaming experience while playing games on Windows 10. When you use Game Mode, we make gaming your PC’s top priority so you get the best game quality and performance.
FIXES SINCE VERSION 1709
- Fix many issues with games
A lot of game problems with earlier releases have been fix ed to some extent. Instead, new problem have arisen making it hard to keep track of what works and does not.
DX9 has to be installed fresh to play older titles. Check the redistributables folders for the full installer as the web installer does not work anymore.
Game issues resolved include:
See the page for games incompatible with 1803.