Microsoft (MS) has blocked the download of ▲Windows 10 ▲Windows 11 ISO files and installation tools in Russia, foreign media reported on the 20th (local time), citing Russian TASS news agency.
Reportedly, when trying to download Windows 10 Update Assistant, Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, and Windows 11 Installation Assistant in Russia, an error message stating ‘404 file not found or directory not found’ is displayed, according to reports.
Also, if you try to download the ISO file, you will get a message saying ‘There was a problem with your request’. You can download ‘Windows 11 Media Creation Tool’, but error 0x80072F8F-0x20000 occurs. However, it is reported that it can be downloaded from the Microsoft website if you use a VPN (virtual private network) outside of Russia.
Meanwhile, Microsoft condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine in March and announced that it would stop selling new products and services in Russia.