The “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error is one bizarre glitch that many users have been complaining about.
Fortunately, I’ve found some things that might work.
Here’s how to fix this error:
- Install the old version of Minecraft from Minecraft.net
- Set the date and time automatically
- Click on “Get” instead of “Play” in the Microsoft Store
Nothing too complicated, I promise.
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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.
I recommend installing the old Minecraft launcher from Minecraft.net instead of the new one.
I’ve also been getting many reports of users having problems with the new Minecraft launcher, so it’s not just you.
Another method you could try is playing the game through the Microsoft Store, which seemed to work for me, so there’s that.
In any case, follow my instructions below to get rid of this error:
1. Install the old version of Minecraft from Minecraft.net
Go to “Minecraft.net” and select “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.”
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 (Windows 7/8 appears to be less error-prone).
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 this may not help you, so just keep following my instructions:
2. Set the date and time automatically
This is a multi-step solution that should fix your problem in most cases. Begin by signing out of your Microsoft Store account.
Click on your profile name in the top-right corner and a pop-up window will open. Select “Sign out“.
This will disconnect you from the Microsoft Store so you can change the date and time settings.
Remember, if you try to do this with the Microsoft Store logged in, the solution won’t work because the Microsoft Store won’t accept your changes to the time and date settings.
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 icon—Right-click on it to open a settings window.
Then, select “Adjust Date/Time.” (see below)
Once you do this, a new window will open with the 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 set your time and date in real-time according to your 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 in the Windows Settings, find Microsoft Store, its Advanced Settings, and select “Reset.”
To find the Apps & Features, search for “Settings” in the search bar on the Windows taskbar and then go to “Apps & Features“.
Once you open the Apps & Features, search for 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.
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 click on “Get” first. Then, you can click on “Play” to start the game. I know, weird, but it is what it is.
Has this guide helped you fix the error? If not, let me know down below and I’ll see what I can do!