A lot of Windows users were unable to install Minecraft on their system. When they try to do the same, they see the following error message.
Looks like something went wrong, We weren’t able to install the app (error code)
There are different error codes that users are seeing such as 0x80070424, 0x80131509, 0x80070057, etc. Whatever the error code is, it’s the Minecraft installation Error that you are dealing with. We have accumulated a list of solutions that you can use to resolve this.
Why won’t Minecraft install on my laptop?
If Minecraft is not installing on Windows 11/10 or you have some trouble with Minecraft Launcher, then some general fixes can be used. For example, you can restart the PC or Update OS, run Minecraft in compatibility mode, run the Minecraft installer as administrator, remove Mod files, etc. You should also start the Windows Installer Service (if it is stopped) and then try again. But, if the Minecraft installation is interrupted with some error code like 0x80070424, 0x80131509, 0x80070057, etc., then such general fixes won’t help.
Be it Laptop or Desktop, the Minecraft Installation error can occur because of many different things. Since there are different error codes, the reasons may vary a bit, more often than not, you will find some similarities. A lot of users, who are seeing the error message, already have previously installed Minecraft launcher. Other than that, some users were using different accounts for Microsoft Store and Xbox app. Whereas, some are having poor Internet speed.
However, there are some unique cases that gamers have encountered. In that case, we found that the Windows Update service is missing from their computers. This issue might have been prevalent in their computers and they were oblivious to it. We have talked about all of the reasons in detail and how you can fix them.
Minecraft Installation Error 0x80070424, 0x80131509, 0x80070057
Before looking at the solutions to fix Minecraft Installation Error try updating your computer. Make sure that you are on the latest version and then try installing the game. If the issue persists, then try these fixes to resolve the issue.
- Restart the computer
- Delete any other Minecraft launcher
- Fix your Internet Connection
- Download from Microsoft Store
- Check Windows Update service
- Use Same account on Xbox app and Microsoft Store
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Restart the computer
First of all, let us try the most basic solutions of them all. Some of you might have already tried it, but if you haven’t tried restarting the computer and see if the issue persists. Restarting will also close all the services that can interfere with your installer.
2] Delete any other Minecraft launcher
If you have another Minecraft launcher installed on your system, whether it’s official or unofficial. You need to remove it completely before installing Minecraft, otherwise, they will interfere in the installation process and you will see the error message along with any error code. So, go ahead and uninstall the previously installed launcher, restart your computer and check if the issue persists.
To uninstall the Minecraft launcher, follow the given steps.
- Open Settings by Win + I.
- Go to Apps > Apps & Features.
- Search for “Minecraft”.
- Click on the three vertical dots (for Windows 11) or select the app (for Windows 10).
- Then click Uninstall.
You will be asked to confirm, do that, then restart your computer, retry installing Minecraft and check if the issue persists.
3] Fix your Internet Connection
You won’t be able to download the game if there is some issue with the Internet connection. You can use an Internet Speed checker to see the bandwidth. If it’s low, then check other devices connected to the same network. If you conclude that, all of them have low bandwidth, try restarting your router and, if that doesn’t work, contact your Internet Service Provider. But, if yours is the only device with slow Internet, fix the slow Internet speed.
4] Download from Microsoft Store
If you have downloaded the application from minecraft.net and are not able to install the app, then try downloading it from microsoft.com aka Microsoft Store. Then install it and see if that works. This is not a solution, instead, it is a workaround that has worked for many users.
5] Check Windows Update service
A lot of users when trying to download the app from the Microsoft Store are seeing the same error again. Usually, the people who had the error code 0x80070424 are facing this error. Check, the following screenshot.
In this case, you need to see if the Windows Update service is missing on your computer. Open the Services app from the Start Menu, and look for Windows Update. If the service is missing, then check our guide to fix the issue.
6] Use Same Account on Xbox App and Microsoft Store
You need to make sure that you are using the same account to access Xbox and Microsoft Store app. Otherwise, there will contradictions and you won’t be able to install the Minecraft launcher. So, check if that’s the case, and resolve it. Then restart your computer and see if the issue persists.
Hopefully, you are able to resolve the issue with these solutions.
Why won’t Minecraft Java install?
If you have trouble with Minecraft Java Edition installation, then you should temporarily disable your antivirus software and then install the game. You should also disable the Firewall temporarily as these tools can cause trouble during the installation of Minecraft Java Edition.