Russian users report that they can't download Windows 10 and 11

Sathi43

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Microsoft Windows is a heap of trash full of bloatware and broken updates anyway. I'm only sad about the few good software that only works on Windows. Software makers, please make your stuff cross platform.
 

scavengerspc

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Yeah, like any one user is SO special that Microsoft would actively want to "spy" on them. People need to get over it. There is no anonymity on the internet, but Google, Microsoft, etc. doesn't collect anything on you that is of any real value, other than to customize ads - which anyone can block.
(y) (Y) I wonder how many of these little lint ball tears are falling on computers that are NOT running Windows. That may be the funniest thing about those nerds.

Whiny, yet spineless.

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Faelan

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Stay on topic!

The article is about blocking the download of Windows 10 and 11

Let's get some real evidence of who it was that banned the downloads before we go offtopic

Why would Microsoft not allow Russians to download a Spyware Platform that could be used against the Russians?

I mean, we know why Russia would ban the downloads, but why would Microsoft?

Why not block the download? They need to do the whole virtue signal thing anyway… you know… look like the good guys. What do you think the Ruzzians are going to do when they can’t download it from the official source? Yar har fiddle dee dee. That’s where they can easily spread the fun version of Windows. The one that has been specifically designed to not just spy on you. Think Stuxnet.

There… 4D chess move made…

Meanwhile… I hope they’re having fun looking at all my save games on my Windows gaming PC. Like the juicy Crusader Kings saves with incest, human sacrifices, devil worship and marrying a horse. Oh, and the cannibal colony in Rimworld. Good times and totally worth having a special agent look into.
 

brucek

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I hope they’re having fun looking at all my save games on my Windows gaming PC. Like the juicy Crusader Kings saves with incest, human sacrifices, devil worship and marrying a horse. Oh, and the cannibal colony in Rimworld. Good times and totally worth having a special agent look into.
Maybe not yet in the US, but in China isn't stuff like that either already included or proposed for inclusion in your "social credit score"?

I am thankful I live in a country that would not publicly accept such a program, at least so far. Unfortunately it does appear we have many residents who are willing to accept a not-that-different version of the program so long as it is classified "secret" and the actions taken against you for low scores are never publicly acknowledged, meaning you have even fewer options for contesting or appealing them.
 

alchemist83

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It is fun to play with, but I make my living on my PC, working part of the time from home. And there are no Linux versions of the specialized programs I use, so I have no choice but to run Windows. Frankly, I'm fine with that. I'm running Windows 11, and haven't had a single issue with it, or Windows 10 for that matter.
Windows 11? And you "make your living on my PC"?! I'd start looking for a new line of work!
 

mgilbert

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Windows 11? And you "make your living on my PC"?! I'd start looking for a new line of work!
Why? I've been running Windows 11 for a few months now, and I'm currently running 22H2. I haven't had a single issue with it - not one. I never had a problem with Windows 10, either. I've been working with computers since the 1970s, and owned a computer business for a decade. I realized long ago that most problems people complain about are their own fault. If you use quality hardware and know what you're doing, Windows is just fine.
 

terzaerian

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Yeah, like any one user is SO special that Microsoft would actively want to "spy" on them. People need to get over it. There is no anonymity on the internet, but Google, Microsoft, etc. doesn't collect anything on you that is of any real value, other than to customize ads - which anyone can block.
Generally, you can count on people who gainsay privacy and free speech as having nothing worth hiding, nor saying, whatsoever.
 

Gastec

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That is a good thing. Windows 10 and 11 are shite and everyone who has to do WORK (not gaming, social networking and watching films) knows it or they will soon find out.
 

mgilbert

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That is a good thing. Windows 10 and 11 are shite and everyone who has to do WORK (not gaming, social networking and watching films) knows it or they will soon find out.
I've been using Windows 10 for years, and 11 for the last several months, both at work, and when I work from home two days a week. I've racked up hundreds upon hundreds of hours doing intensive spreadsheet work and audio editing in that time, and I have never had a single problem with Windows 10 or 11. "It isn't the arrow: It's the archer"...
 

Gastec

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Why? I've been running Windows 11 for a few months now, and I'm currently running 22H2. I haven't had a single issue with it - not one. I never had a problem with Windows 10, either. I've been working with computers since the 1970s, and owned a computer business for a decade. I realized long ago that most problems people complain about are their own fault. If you use quality hardware and know what you're doing, Windows is just fine.
"Windows is just fine". Windows 7 perhaps, but not Windows 10 or 11. We've been running Windows 10 for a few weeks at work and we've had a nasty surprise from it,from day one, with focus stealing.
 

mgilbert

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"Windows is just fine". Windows 7 perhaps, but not Windows 10 or 11. We've been running Windows 10 for a few weeks at work and we've had a nasty surprise from it,from day one, with focus stealing.
Been using Windows 10 for several years at work, on a massive network with about 4,000 users, and haven't had the first issue with it. Again, the problem isn't with the arrow. It's with the archer.
 

alchemist83

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Why? I've been running Windows 11 for a few months now, and I'm currently running 22H2. I haven't had a single issue with it - not one. I never had a problem with Windows 10, either. I've been working with computers since the 1970s, and owned a computer business for a decade. I realized long ago that most problems people complain about are their own fault. If you use quality hardware and know what you're doing, Windows is just fine.
Quality hardware has little to do with the running of Windows 10 or 11. It really isn't a factor and therefore deserves no mention.
Been using Windows 10 for several years at work, on a massive network with about 4,000 users, and haven't had the first issue with it. Again, the problem isn't with the arrow. It's with the archer.
Running both Windows 10 and 11 without 1 issue in the "several years" you've been using it!? Please come over and help us at Microsoft Community - because it seems you can cut down my daily workload.
 

terzaerian

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Quality hardware has little to do with the running of Windows 10 or 11. It really isn't a factor and therefore deserves no mention.

Running both Windows 10 and 11 without 1 issue in the "several years" you've been using it!? Please come over and help us at Microsoft Community - because it seems you can cut down my daily workload.
I get the feeling talking up MS incessantly is his job. 😜
 

mgilbert

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Quality hardware has little to do with the running of Windows 10 or 11. It really isn't a factor and therefore deserves no mention.

Running both Windows 10 and 11 without 1 issue in the "several years" you've been using it!? Please come over and help us at Microsoft Community - because it seems you can cut down my daily workload.
Don't be a smartass. I've been working with computers since before you were born, and having once owned a successful computer business from which I built and repaired countless hundreds of computers, the last thing I want to do is have to deal with kids that think they know everything again.
 

mgilbert

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I get the feeling talking up MS incessantly is his job. 😜
Feelings are often misleading. I've been working with computers since the 1970s, but I do not now, or have I ever worked for Microsoft. I just grow tired of people bitching about Windows when it works fine if you know what you're doing.
 

Old Molases

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Now what's the motive behind all of this? Why are users not being able to do so? Talking about VPNs, there are rarely some that work in Russia. I personally use Ivacy VPN and it works fine for now.
 

Gastec

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Been using Windows 10 for several years at work, on a massive network with about 4,000 users, and haven't had the first issue with it. Again, the problem isn't with the arrow. It's with the archer.
Well, there is nothing I can do about it, I'm neither the arrow nor the archer, I'm the bow. I just use a piece of software that worked fine in Windows 7 and now it's stealing focus in a very annoying and immersion braking way on the new Windows 10 computer.