If you are prevented from installing Minecraft on your Windows 11 computer, feel free to go through the troubleshooting methods given in this article that will fix it in no time.
Another issue has made it to the list of problems caused by Windows 11. Players are reporting a problem that is not letting them install Minecraft on their computers. The error has been popping up only for Windows 11 users who are trying to download and install Minecraft Java edition. Other versions of Minecraft can be downloaded easily without any problems. Being punished for having the latest software installed on your system is ridiculous. But addressing that won’t solve the problem. Hence, read the fixes given below to smoothly install Minecraft to your Windows 11 PC.
How to fix Minecraft not downloading on Windows 11:
1) Launcher for Windows 7/8:
This fix may sound a bit odd, but it works. Instead of clicking on the launcher for Windows 10/11, scroll down and select the launcher for Windows 7/8. There is absolutely no difference in the launchers for 7/8 and 10/11. Minecraft launcher for Windows 10/11 was released quite recently. maybe that is why players are facing such issues. The user interface of the launchers look a bit different, but that’s it! When the Windows 7/8 launcher is installed, click on the file and follow the prompts on the screen to continue installing Minecraft.
2) Open as Administrator:
In case, the launcher files need some special permissions, it is important that it is accessed by the device admin. To attain admin privileges for action on your computer, just right-click the program and select Open as Administrator. Do the same for the Minecraft Launcher file on your Windows 11 computer. Launching the program as an administrator will fix the problem for sure! If it doesn’t, there are more fixes mentioned below that you can try.
3) Restart your computer:
A system glitch can be usually treated with a simple restart. Restart your device before trying to open the Minecraft launcher again. After the restart, you won’t be bothered by any problems.
4) End task:
You can also try completely closing the program before restarting it. This is done through the Task Manager. Right-click on your taskbar to open the task manager. Go to the Details tab and look for Minecraft.exe. When you find it, right-click on it and select End task. Now, reopen the launcher to find it working without any problems.
5) Allow the necessary access:
Check your Firewall settings to see if it blocks programs installed through a particular path. If the launcher does not have the necessary permissions to run itself, failing to install Minecraft is inevitable. After making sure that Minecraft.exe is allowed through your firewall, launch it again. Minecraft will be installed on your Windows 11 PC in no time!