I hate the new 2.0 Launcher design so i use the old one but there is always this message. Is there a way to remove it without using the new Launcher?enter image description here

  • I use the old launcher too. That happened to me when I used the newer one, then used the older one afterward. Try deleting the new launcher or just not opening it again. – ReaLord Mar 8 '17 at 15:57
  • Can't you just ignore the message? Or is it actually causing a problem? – Venya Apr 14 '17 at 16:55

I assume, you are running the game on windows. Do not run the minecraft.exe file. minecraft.exe has a hardcoded bootstrap version number (5 I believe) and launcher will show the warning you mentioned for any bootstrap version below 100 if your OS is windows 8 and above.


  1. create a shortcut to %appdata%\.minecraft\launcher.jar

  2. Rename your existing Minecraft.exe to minecraft.dll so you don't run it again. this way you can keep the icon too.

  3. modify shortcut you created in item 1 and change its icon to minecraft.dll created in item 2

  4. run the game using the new shortcut and message will not showup


There is no way to disable it, it is a warning that the application is outdated and not recommended anymore. It may become unstable later on, so upgrading is a good idea. While the new launcher might not be your favorite, it does everything the old one can and more.


I'd highly recommend using Multi MC (multimc.org)

It makes it very easy to set up separate versions of MC, and it also makes Forge mods easy to install if you are into mods.

  • Your link text seems to have a typo... Multi MC (couldn't edit since it was only a 1 character change...) – Phil DD Mar 24 '17 at 17:45
  • @Phil DD - I listed the url. – Matt Balent Mar 24 '17 at 17:56

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