How to Fix “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account”?

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How to Fix “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account”?

Are you having problems with the “Minecraft Launcher is currently not available in your account” error?

This happens when you want to download the Minecraft launcher from the Microsoft Store.

The platform will ask you to log in and offer an error code (0x803f8001) if you want to search for solutions.

You’re not the only one experiencing this issue. Many users have reported problems with this error.

This guide will teach you how to fix the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available on your account” error.

How to fix “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account”?

To solve this problem, you’ll need to sign out of your Microsoft account and then automatically set the computer time and date.

Follow the methods below to solve the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account.”

  1. Install the old version of Minecraft from Minecraft.net
  2. Set the date and time automatically
  3. Click on “Get” instead of “Play” in the Microsoft Store

Keep reading to find out more!

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How to Fix “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account”?

How Can You Fix the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” Error?

To solve this problem, you’ll need to sign out of your Microsoft account and then automatically set the computer time and date.

This workaround will solve many weird errors you’re getting related to games, including this one.

Then, after you automatically set the date and time, you’ll need to reset the Microsoft Store and install the Minecraft Launcher again.

We recommend installing the old Minecraft launcher from Minecraft.net instead of the new one.

We’ve been getting many reports of users having problems with the new Minecraft launcher.

Another method you could try is playing the game through the Microsoft Store.

Follow the methods below to solve the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account.”

  • Install the old version of Minecraft from Minecraft.net

Go to Minecraft.net and select Minecraft download. Alternatively, click on this link to reach the download page immediately.

Once you get there, you’ll see a big, green button saying “Download for Windows 10/11.”

Install the old version of Minecraft from Minecraft.net
Install the old version of Minecraft from Minecraft.net

Scrolling below, you’ll see multiple options to download Minecraft for different devices.

You can download it for Android, iOS, Windows 7/8, or macOS.

Click on the version you’re using, either for Windows 7/8 or 10/11.

After you download the installer, double-click on it to install Minecraft.

Installing Minecraft this way should prevent the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error from appearing.

But if this solution doesn’t work, move on to the other fixes.

  • Set the date and time automatically

This is a multi-step solution that should fix your problem in most cases.

The first thing you need to do is sign out of Microsoft Store.

Set the date and time automatically
Set the date and time automatically

Open the Microsoft Store and look to the top-right corner.

You’ll see a round button with your name and initials. In our case, it’s AP for Alex Popa.

Click on that button, and a new window will appear containing more options.

Under your name will be your email address. Under that, you’ll see the “Sign Out” button.

This will disconnect you from the Microsoft Store so you can change the date and time settings.

If you do this with the Microsoft Store logged in, the solution won’t work.

That’s because the Microsoft Store won’t notice your changes to the time and date settings.

Only by resetting Microsoft Store can you do it.

After you sign out from the Microsoft Store, it’s time to set the date and time settings to automatic.

To do this, look to the bottom-right corner of your Windows taskbar.

You’ll see the date and time—Right-click on it to open a settings window.

Then, select “Adjust Date/Time.”

Adjust Date/Time
Adjust Date/Time

Once you do this, a new window will open with the date and time settings.

Date and time settings
Date and time settings

You’ll see two settings in that window – “Set time automatically” and “Set time zone automatically.”

Click on both of them to allow them. When allowed, these options should be blue, like in the picture above.

This means you’ve set the time and date to automatic. They’ll be charged according to your physical location in the world.

Next, you need to take one more step in resetting Microsoft Store, so the time and date changes go into effect.

To do this, you need to go to Apps & Features, find Microsoft Store, its Advanced Settings, and select “Reset.”

To find the Apps & Features, search for it in the search bar on the Windows taskbar.

Once you open the Apps & Features, search for Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store

Use the search bar there to find Microsoft Store quickly.

Once you find it, click on it. This will expand the app settings, and you’ll see the “Move,” “Uninstall,” and “Advanced options” options.

Advanced options
Advanced options

To reset Microsoft Store, you must go to its Advanced settings. Once you click on this option, a new window will open.

You’ll see several options like Specifications, App permissions, Defaults, Terminate, and more.

Scroll down until you see the Reset menu.

Under it, you’ll see two options – Repair and Reset.

Click on “Reset” to delete all the app data and settings. This will reset the app to its default manufacturer settings.

It’ll also let the app change to the new time and date settings you modified in the previous step.

Finally, open the Microsoft Store again and download the Minecraft Launcher.

You shouldn’t encounter the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error this time.

However, instead of clicking on “Play,” you’ll need to play on “Get” first. Then, you can click on “Play” to start the game.

If this method doesn’t work, try the last way.

  • Click on “Get” instead of “Play” in the Microsoft Store

Sometimes, even if you don’t change the time and date to automatic, simply going to the Microsoft Store and selecting “Get” instead of “Play” will solve the problem.

If you click on “Play,” the same error will appear, and you won’t be able to play the game.

But if you select “Get,” something will happen in the Microsoft Store, and the button will disappear.

Then, only the “Play” button will be left. After you select Play, the game should start without issues.

Conclusion

The “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error is caused by the usage rights of the game.

Microsoft Store can’t verify the usage rights, or the game isn’t in the Game Pass catalog.

That’s when the “0x803F8001” error occurs, and you can’t play the game.

To solve it, try to reset Microsoft Store after you set the date and time to automatic.

Redownload Minecraft, click on “Get” instead of “Play,” and the error should disappear.

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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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