So, the page for downloading the system reopens in Russia without using a VPN. And the site offers to download and install Windows through a special installation wizard.
Russian users missed the opportunity to download Windows 10 and Windows 11 distributions from the official Microsoft website this summer. And at the end of September, Microsoft blocked Russians from accessing the operating system update. In particular, users were unable to upgrade the system from Windows 10 to Windows 11.
The corporation itself announced the suspension of work in Russia in March. As the company’s report shows, due to this decision, it has already faced operating costs of $126 million.