MicrosoftMicrosoft appears to have blocked Windows downloads in Russia

Microsoft appears to have blocked Windows downloads in Russia


Windows 10 and Windows 11 appear to have been made completely unavailable in Russia, with attempts to download the ISO or installation utilities being met with nothing but error messages. Confirmation has been popping up all over Twitter, though it’s still unclear whether it’s an intentional block by Microsoft, or just a server error.

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Bleeping Computer even double checked using a VPN connected to a Russian server (opens in new tab), though none of the VPNs we use have an option for Russia right now. When they tried downloading the Windows 10 Update Assistant, Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, and the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, they were met with a blank page and a “404 – File or Directory not found” error message. 

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