Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store.

Discus and support Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store. in XBoX on Windows to solve the problem; I recently bought minecraft. it came in a bundle with a few accessory packs. I downloaded the launcher, but it only allowed me to play the demo. I... Discussion in 'XBoX on Windows' started by mimim2, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. mimim2
    mimim2 Guest

    Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store.


    I recently bought minecraft. it came in a bundle with a few accessory packs. I downloaded the launcher, but it only allowed me to play the demo. I checked the microsoft store, and on the page of the bundle I bought (Minecraft for windows 10 starter collection)
    it said my computer did not meet system requirements and I could not download it. I checked the Minecraft page (Minecraft for windows 10) and it said my computer met all system requirements and it allowed me to install it. I can now open minecraft through
    the Minecraft for windows 10 page on the microsoft store, but NOT through the launcher. the launcher still says I can only play the demo version. I have verified both are using the same account. When I launch minecraft through the microsoft store, i receive
    a pop up message that says I need to update my graphics driver, but my graphics driver is up to date. I need to be able to launch minecraft from the launcher. Ive tried contacting support multiple time and I even screen shared with them but it still hasnt
    been resolved. I am attatching some screenshots of the problem.

    here it says the computer meets the system requirements and this is where i was able to install it.

    Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store. [​IMG]

    here it says my computer doesnt meet the requirements and it would not let me install from this page.


    Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store. [​IMG]


    when i launch minecraft from the microsoft store i get this, despite it saying i have met the requirements and my drivers being up to date.


    Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store. [​IMG]


    when i open the minecraft launcher, my only option is to play the demo. i have verified this is the same account as the one i bought the game on, and the transaction has gone through.


    Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store. [​IMG]


    :)
     
    mimim2, Jan 14, 2021
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  2. soxfan014 Win User

    Minecraft will not open via launcher, only through microsoft store.

    Hello mimim2,

    The Minecraft launcher you are referring to is only for the Java edition of Minecraft. The Java edition and Windows 10, are two separate games. In order to launch and play Minecraft from the launcher you are using in the last image, you must buy the Java
    edition from the site, not the Windows 10 version. Minecraft Java Edition | Minecraft. Annoying I know, but when Microsoft acquired Minecraft they released
    their own version of the game on their platform. Hope this helps

    -
  3. Nick tom. Win User

    Minecraft Dungeons

    The problem is, I still can't open the one through the mojang launcher...

    When I click "Minecraft Dungeons" through the Minecraft launcher, it still makes me open up my microsoft account... and the game was purchased through the Mojang account... So when I try that, it stills directs me to buy the game.

    I'm just a bit confused as to how this works and it appears I'm not the only one...

    Thanks,
  4. TavianMatic1 Win User

    If I buy Minecraft Dungeons for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store, will I be able to play it on XBOX One as well, without buying it again?

    If i buy Minecraft Dungeons from the Microsoft Store will it be available in the Minecraft (Java) Launcher, or will it be like Minecraft Java vs Bedrock?
  5. HackingSpartan8 Win User

    Minecraft windows 10 edition

  6. DerSkyless Win User

    MC Dungeons Unable to Verify Ownership Bug

    Have you installed the correct version of it?

    There are quite a lot of different versions of it, which could be confusing:

    • The Minecraft Dungeons launcher version: You need the minecraft dungeons launcher to play it. You can't use the other versions.
    • The Windows 10 / Microsoft Store version: You need to open the microsoft store app and download it from there. The other versions can't be used.
    • The Xbox One Version: Won't show the download button if you're on the computer, which can be confusing.
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