How to Fix Minecraft Error 0x80131509

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Fix Minecraft Error 0x80131509

Are you having problems with the “0x80131509” error in Minecraft?

The full error reads, “Make sure you’re connected. Then try updating again. We weren’t able to update Windows”.

This error doesn’t appear mid-game when you’re playing Minecraft but when you want to install the Minecraft launcher.

You’re not the only one to experience this issue, though. Many people are having problems with this error.

How Can You Fix Minecraft Error 0x80131509?

Follow the steps below to fix the Minecraft Error 0x80131509:

  1. Search for Minecraft Java on Google
  2. Download Minecraft
  3. Install Minecraft
  4. Log in to your Minecraft account

This article will teach you how to fix it, so keep reading to learn more!

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How to Fix Minecraft Error 0x80131509

How Can You Fix Minecraft Error 0x80131509?

First, you need to download the Minecraft Java Downloader. Search for it on Google and access the first link.

The Java edition of Minecraft is the old edition that doesn’t have connection problems.

The solution to the error is simple – switch from the new installer to the old one.

After you open the Minecraft website, download the Java edition for your version of Windows.

This step is very important since downloading the wrong version of Minecraft may break your game.

After you install the game, you’ll need to log in to Minecraft.

That should be it. The old installer will work flawlessly and let you install and play Minecraft without the annoying error bothering you.

Follow the steps below to do it:

  • Search for Minecraft Java on Google
Search for Minecraft Java on Google
Search for Minecraft Java on Google

First, open your internet browser and search for “Download Minecraft Java edition.”

The link you’re looking for should be the first result.

It’s the official Minecraft website. Open it to continue.

  • Download Minecraft
Download Minecraft
Download Minecraft

After you open the Minecraft website, look at the top. The “Games” menu is what you’re looking for.

Hover your mouse over it, and it’ll open a new menu with three games – Minecraft, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft: Education Edition.

Click on Minecraft to go to the download page.

Once you’re there, look for the “Download” button.

Make sure you download Minecraft for Windows 7/8, even if you have Windows 10. There are three options to choose from.

There is the “Download for Windows 7/8”, “Download for Windows 10/11”, and “Download for macOS.”

Many users report that the Windows versions work fine on Windows 7/10 computers, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Windows 10/11 is the new version of Minecraft that glitches with the “0x80131509” error.

  • Install Minecraft
Install Minecraft
Install Minecraft

After you download the Minecraft installer, open it.

The game will install in a few seconds because it’s not that big, to begin with.

Check the “Start Minecraft Launcher after closing the installer” option when the installation finishes.

This way, you’ll start the game through the installer the first time, which helps with preventing the error.

Click on the “Finish” button to finish the installation procedure and start the game.

  • Log in to your Minecraft account.

After the installation process finishes, Minecraft will start updating itself automatically if you check the box.

At that point, you’ll need to log in to your Minecraft account.

Enter your credentials (email address, password) and click on “Log In.”

Then, click on “Play” to launch the game when that’s done.

If the game starts, you’ve successfully avoided the “0x80131509” error, and you can play the game.

This solution works for most people because the new installer has installation issues.

It doesn’t start the game normally; instead, it’ll bug out and show various errors.

They still haven’t patched this issue, and the only solution is to use the old Windows 7/8 installer.


Minecraft generally works fine and doesn’t have installation or gameplay issues.

With one exception – the “0x80131509” error. It’s a commonly known issue of the new Minecraft installer.

Thankfully, the solution above should work in most cases.

Go to the official Minecraft website and download Minecraft for Windows 7/8.

Don’t download the version for Windows 10/11 because that’s the new version, the one you’re having issues with.


What if the solution above doesn’t work?

If you can’t solve the error by downloading the old Windows 7/8 installer, there’s something else you can try.

Please restart your computer, leave it like that for about an hour, then try reinstalling Minecraft.

First, you should delete all the Minecraft launchers on your PC.

Then, go to the Microsoft Store, log in with your credentials, and leave it running in the background.

Then, install the Minecraft launcher again.

Many reports letting the Microsoft Store run in the background after logging in solve the Minecraft error.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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