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

Are you getting a “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error when you’re trying to download the Minecraft Launcher in Microsoft Store?

Or are you getting a “Check your account” error?

One part of the error is, “Make sure you are signed in to the Store and try again”.

Another part of the error is, “Here’s the error code, in case you need it: 0x803f8001”.

A ton of users are experiencing an installation issue with the new launcher.

However, there is no installation issue with the old launcher.

Hence, an easy way to bypass the “0x803f8001” error is to download the old Minecraft launcher instead of the new one.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error so that you can start playing the game.

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

Minecraft Launcher is currently not available in your account. Make sure you are signed in to the Store and try again.

To fix “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account”, you need to sign out of the Microsoft Store, set the date and time automatically, reset the Microsoft Store, and try installing the Minecraft Launcher again.

Alternatively, you can install the old Minecraft launcher from Minecraft.net instead of the new one.

The final method you can try is to navigate to the Minecraft Launcher in the Microsoft Store and click on “Get” followed by “Play”.

A user on Reddit mentioned this fix and it seems like it fixes the “0x803f8001” error.

Here are 3 methods to fix “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account”:

Method 1: Set the date and time automatically

Step 1: Sign out of Microsoft Store

How to Fix "Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account"

The first step is to sign out of the Microsoft Store.

Firstly, open the Microsoft Store app.

On the top navigation bar of the Microsoft Store, click on your profile picture.

Lastly, click on “Sign out” to sign out of your account.

Step 2: Set the date and time automatically

How to Fix 0x803f8001 Minecraft Launcher

After you’ve signed out of Microsoft Store, you need to set the date and time automatically on your computer.

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Search for “Date and time” using Windows Search.
  2. Click on “Date and time settings”.
  3. Turn on “Set time automatically”.
  4. Turn on “Set time zone automatically”.

After you’ve turned on “Set time automatically” and “Set time zone automatically”, your date and time will be synced to your country.

Step 3: Reset Microsoft Store

How to make Minecraft Launcher available

The next step is to reset the Microsoft Store app.

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Search for “Apps & features” using Windows Search.
  2. Search for “Microsoft Store” using the search bar.
  3. Click on the three dots next to “Microsoft Store”.
  4. Click on “Advanced options”.
  5. Scroll down and click on “Reset”.

After you’ve clicked on “Reset”, the Microsoft Store app will reset.

Step 4: Install the Minecraft Launcher

Minecraft Launcher in Microsoft Store

After you’ve reset the Microsoft Store, you need to open it.

Secondly, sign in to your Microsoft account.

Now, search for “Minecraft Launcher” and try installing the launcher again.

This time, you need to click “Get”, then click on “Play”.

This time, you should be able to install the Minecraft Launcher without getting the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error!

Method 2: Install Minecraft from minecraft.net

The second method is to install Minecraft from minecraft.net instead of the Microsoft Store.

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Go to https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/download.
  2. Click on “Download for Windows 10/11” if you’re using Windows 10 or 11.
  3. Click on “Download for Windows 7/8” if you’re using Windows 7 or 8.
  4. Double-click “MinecraftInstaller” to install the Minecraft Launcher.

By installing Minecraft from minecraft.net, you won’t get the “Minecraft launcher is currently not available in your account” error.

Method 3: Click “Play” in the Microsoft Store

The final method is to click on “Get”, then click on “Play” in the Microsoft Store.

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store app and log in to your account.
  2. Click on “Library” on the left sidebar.
  3. Click on “Minecraft Launcher”
  4. Now, you’ll have two options including “Play” and “Get”. “Play” will give you an error again. Click on “Get”. This will do something in the store. Now, you’re left with the “Play” option.
  5. Click on “Play”.

This will save you a lot of time trying to fix the error because all you have to do is to click on a single button.

What is Minecraft error code 0x803F8001?

Minecraft error code 0x803F8001 means that Microsoft is having trouble with checking usage rights or that the game is no longer in the Game Pass catalog.

It can happen when you try to launch an Xbox game or app like Minecraft.

This may mean that we’re having trouble checking usage rights, or that the game is no longer in the Game Pass catalog.

For a digital game, try resetting the Microsoft Store and launching it again.

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