Microsoft blocks Windows downloads in Russia

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Neither Windows 10 nor 11, as well as other related tools, are available in the country
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Neither Windows 10 nor 11, as well as other related tools, are available in the country

Was it a deliberate move or just a mistake?

Without warning, Microsoft has apparently blocked the ability for Russians users to download the ISO files and installation tools for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Russia's TASS news agency first r...

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