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I have just recently purchased minecraft, I downloaded the launcher for windows, and it isnt asking for a password, just the account. Please Help :(

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Can you post a screenshot? – fredley Mar 3 '13 at 20:05
Just to be sure… did you buy it and download it from – SevenSidedDie Mar 3 '13 at 21:43
You are using the proper loader and not something like MinecraftSP? – tombull89 Mar 4 '13 at 10:05
You probably downloaded a "crack" launcher, a version that allows you to play with only a username, for people who haven't paid the game. However, from a legal point of view, this version is illegal, because it provides a copy of the game that doesn't "comes from" Mojang, so you should not use it (unless you bought a copy of the game), and download the official launcher from You can recognize the unofficial launchers by looking at their names (MinecraftSP) or their UI (a gray box at the center, w/o any other informations). – guillaume Mar 6 '13 at 0:25

Assuming you're using the official client, you need to put your login details here:

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If it's not asking for a password, perhaps there's an issue with your java cache. Here's an article on how to clear it.

If that doesn't work, try re-installing java altogether.

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