Windows 10 and 11 can no longer be installed in Russia, news agency writes TASS in Bleeping Computer† Russians who try to do that get an error message.
It is not known whether Microsoft has intentionally blocked downloads from its computer operating systems or whether it is a mistake. The company has not yet responded.
People who want to install Windows 11 will be redirected to a help page from Microsoft. The Windows 10 download page displays an error stating that the file was not found. The operating systems can be downloaded via a VPN, with which a user can make his connection via a different location.
In March, Microsoft announced that it would suspend sales of products and services in Russia due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its withdrawal from the country. The company would have to say goodbye to 400 employees.