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When I try to open up my minecraft launcher a popup comes up and says downloading runtime, it only loads until there is a few mb left to load but then another pop up shows up and states that it is unable to update the minecraft launcher. I tried restarting my minecraft, re installing it and updating java but nothing has worked. If someone can help that would be greatly appreciated.

  • Have you tried reinstalling Java entirely? – Thom Jul 4 '15 at 19:57
  • I believe so, it said to uninstall previous java versions and i did, is that what you mean? – Taylor Jul 4 '15 at 19:59
  • Kind of, but try uninstalling Java .Then afterwards, download and install the latest version. – Thom Jul 4 '15 at 20:06
  • ive done so and its still not working – Taylor Jul 4 '15 at 20:19
  • I tired to just download the server from minecraft.net and it continues to act the same way – Taylor Jul 4 '15 at 20:23
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Have you modified your Minecraft version? If yes copy your current .minecraft folder(C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming.minecraft) Obviously replace yourusername with your username for windows. For Mac or Linux see the following website http://www.howtogeek.com/207484/how-to-find-your-minecraft-saved-games-folder/

Then reinstall minecraft and java (completely), and try it out.

If that doesn't work, you may have a problem with your PC and could have a virus. If that is what you end up with, go to the stack exchange with that type of Q/A.

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