Windows 10 and 11 no longer available for download in Russia

Russian Internet users who want to update Microsoft’s operating system will be disappointed. Windows 10 and 11 are no longer available for download in Russia. If you try anyway, you will see an error message.

This is reported by various media, including BleepingComputer and the Russian state news agency TASS.

Internet users see error messages

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s operating system that was launched in July 2015. Since then, the American hardware and software company has regularly rolled out new updates and patches. The latest version of Microsoft’s operating system is Windows 11. This iteration was announced in June 2021 and has been available to everyone since October of that year. The switch from Windows 10 to 11 is free.

Internet users in Russia who want to upgrade their operating system to Windows 10 or 11 will be disappointed. They are redirected to a Microsoft support page. Instead of the installation file, they see a 404 error there. This means that a web browser is unable to communicate with the respective server. In other words, the installation files are no longer accessible.

This way you can still download Windows 10 and 11 in Russia

BleepingComputer has tested whether the story is correct with the help of a VPN . The tech site chose a Russian server location through the VPN provider and tried to download Windows 10 Update Assistant, Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, and Windows 11 Installation Assistant. In all cases, an error message appeared.

In an effort to get around this, the editors tried to download the operating

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