So this has been an issue for a while now. Last few updates were greeting me with that error message after about half an hour of waiting every time I opened the launcher.
Last time I searched the web I found a page I can't find anymore suggesting to uninstall and use the Legacy launcher and that worked for the base game* However this time around when I did a fresh install it's giving me the error and I can't install the game at all.
I tried the main AND the legacy launchers, I tried clearing every single file on my computer related to Minecraft thinking maybe something's corrupted, I tried punching a hole through my desk to relieve the unbridled anger this whole thing sparks within me.
No success, the desk is still in one piece and the game is still unplayable.
I can't seem to find any resources that apply to it. Most articles I've seen brings up Windows 11, I'm on win 10 and can't update to 11 because Microsoft decided my computer hardware isn't compatible. If it's not win 11 related it's a different error altogether.
I just want to be able to play the game I spend my own hard earned money on, but instead I'm getting frustrated just trying to update the stupid launcher.
Can somebody help me out? Please?
*using curseforge for modpacks would still give me the error after a long wait on previous versions, now that I've uninstalled the game and can't get it to run curseforge obviously doesn't pick it up on the system