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Microsoft Reportedly Resumes Windows Update Services in Russia

Microsoft and Intel have reportedly reinstated some update services in Russia, perhaps to fulfil warranty and upkeep commitments.


Following 's illegal invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war crimes committed by the Putin regime, took a strong stance. The company pulled its services from Russia and has been helping Ukraine with anti-cyber solutions to thwart Russian cyberattacks and cyberespionage. All that makes reports Microsoft services are once again operating in Russia strange.

According to media outlets in Russia, Microsoft and are once again open for business in the country. Like Microsoft, Intel took a firm stance against Ukraine with no shipments in Russia since February 2022, and halted all operations in the country during April 2022.

Reports now point to Microsoft allowing Windows updates to resume in Russia. This seems to be for business users as individuals cannot download and install the latest versions of the operating system.


It is worth noting that Russian media is hardly trustworthy on any matter. However, information from Intel to Tom's Hardware hints that the company may have been forced into resuming driver updates.

The company says, “access to resources that meet driver update needs, such as the Intel Download Center and Intel Download Support Assistant, are part of Intel's warranty obligations.”

In other words, the company may be allowing updates simply to fulfil warranty commitments. As for Microsoft, the company's reasons may be similar. The company may be allowing business users to update to newer builds to maintain the security and functionality of the OS.

Neither Intel nor Microsoft has yet to offer official comment on this situation.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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