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Bypass Russian Geoblock

In this page, methods to bypass Russian geoblock imposed by Microsoft will be discussed.

Windows Download

Russian users face an error when they try to download Windows ISO's from Official Microsoft page.


We are unable to complete your request at this time. Some users, entities and locations are banned from using this service. For this reason, leveraging anonymous or location hiding technologies when connecting to this service is not generally allowed. If you believe that you encountered this problem in error, please try again. If the problem persists you may contact Microsoft Support – Contact Us page for assistance. Refer to message code 715-123130 and d37047d7-7ce8-4a29-a5a2-2c882e106817.



It uses shared sessions/proxy to generate official download links in Russia and all other blocked places.

Office Download

Russian users face an error when they try to download Office C2R with the online installer or ODT.


Command not supported
We're sorry, we can't continue because we weren't able to download a required file. Please make sure you're connected to the internet or connect to a different network, then try again.

How is Microsoft blocking it?

Primarily, it checks for Russian IP addresses, and based on that, the above error is shown to users. However that's not the end of it. Once it find out that Russian IP is used, the installer creates the registry key below to remember it. After that, even if you use a VPN, the installer will still keep showing the error.


Solution 1

  • Open command prompt as admin and enter,
reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\Ecs" /v "CountryCode" /t REG_SZ /d "std::wstring|US" /f

After that, the office installer won't show any related errors. You can apply this before or after running the Office installer and you can download Office without any VPN with your Russian IP address.


Solution 2