Fix: Error 0x80131509 While Installing/Updating Minecraft?

The Minecraft Install error 0x80131509 appears when users try to install the game with the official installer. This error points towards an Internet connection issue.

Showing you how to fix the Minecraft Install error 0x80131509
Showing you how to fix the Minecraft Install error 0x80131509

The following issue could be caused by the Minecraft launcher being outdated or corrupted. Some missing Windows updates might also be the cause of this error. Besides this, the launcher might also conflict with an unofficial launcher that you have installed on your PC. The Minecraft you are trying to install could be unavailable for your PC if you use an earlier version of Windows.

Here is a list of methods that will show you how to fix the Minecraft Install error 0x80131509:

1. Log in to the Xbox App

The first thing you can do is to ensure that the account you are logged in with on Xbox App is the same as the Microsoft Store account. This could affect the game because the account you use to install it is not the same as the Xbox App.

Open the Xbox App and the Microsoft Store and check to see if the account is the same for both.

Verifying the Microsoft Store and Xbox app accounts
Verifying the Microsoft Store and Xbox app accounts

If the accounts are not the same, click on Sign out and log back in with the right account.

After that, the only thing left to do is try installing the game again.

If the Minecraft Install error 0x80131509 still occurs, go to the following method.

2. Uninstall Unofficial Minecraft Launchers

The next thing to do is to uninstall any unofficial Minecraft Launcher you have installed on your PC. This could trigger the issue because the official launcher conflicts with the uncertified one. Files could overlap, causing the launcher not to work properly.

Go to the Programs and Features menu, and you will see all the launchers installed on your PC. Uninstall the unofficial ones.

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box and type ‘appwiz.cpl‘, then press Enter to open the Programs and Features menu.
    Opening the Programs and Features menu
    Opening the Programs and Features menu
  2. Next, look through the list of apps for unofficial Minecraft launchers.
  3. When you find one, right-click on it and click on Uninstall
    Uninstalling the unofficial Minecraft launcher
    Uninstalling the unofficial Minecraft launcher
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall process.
  5. If you have more than one, repeat the process on every launcher until you have eliminated all of them.
  6. When you are done, try installing Minecraft using the official launcher again.

If the Minecraft Install error 0x80131509 still occurs, go to the following method. 

3. Reinstall Minecraft Launcher from Official Website

The following issue might also be caused by a corrupted installer. You should go to the official website and try to reinstall the launcher. If that doesn’t work, try installing it from Microsoft Store or Xbox App.

Here’s a guide on how to do this:

  1. Open any browser and visit the official Minecraft website.
  2. Log in by clicking the Sign in with Microsoft button.
    Logging in to your Minecraft account
    Logging in to your Minecraft account
  3. When inside your account, click on the Get Minecraft button in the top right corner and select Computer.
    Going to download the launcher.
    Going to download the launcher
  4. Next, click on the Download button and then click on the Download launcher for Windows 10/11 to confirm the download.
    Downloading the Minecraft launcher
    Downloading the Minecraft launcher
  5. Click on the launcher installer and install it.
  6. If that doesn’t work, open the Microsoft Store or Xbox App and search for Minecraft.
  7. When you find it, click on the Install button and complete the process.
    Installing the launcher on Microsoft Store or Xbox App
    Installing the launcher from Microsoft Store or Xbox App
  8. When the launcher is installed, try to open the game to see if it works.

4. Install Windows 7 / 8 Edition of Minecraft (if applicable)

If you are using a lower version of Windows, you should try downloading the older version of the Minecraft launcher. The error might appear because the launcher you are trying to use is incompatible with your Windows version.

You must download the version compatible with your PC from the official Minecraft site.

Here is how you can do this:

  1. Using any browser you want, visit the official Minecraft site and make sure you are logged in to your account.
  2. Now click on the Get Minecraft button from the top right side of the Window. Select Computer at the next screen.
    Accessing the Download menu
    Accessing the Download menu
  3. Next, click on the Download button.
  4. Scroll down until you see the Download Launcher for Windows 7/8, and click on it.
    Downloading the older Minecraft version
    Downloading the older Minecraft version
  5. Click on the installer and complete the process.
  6. Open the launcher to see if the error is fixed

5. Update Windows build to the latest version (if applicable)

The next thing you can do to fix the following error is to check to see if there are any Windows updates you are missing. This problem could happen if you don’t have one or more of the latest Windows infrastructure updates.

Follow these steps if you don’t know how to update your Windows installation:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box, then type “ms-settings:” in the search bar and press Enter to open Windows Settings.
    Opening the Windows Settings
    Opening the Windows Settings
  2. Look for Windows Update on the left side of the screen and click on it.
    Accessing the Windows Update section
    Accessing the Windows Update section
  3. Now install any updates that are pending to be installed. If not, click Check for updates and wait until the check is done.
    Checking for updates
    Checking for updates
  4. If there are updates that can be installed, make sure to do so.
  5. You might need to restart your computer to apply the updates.
  6. Next, open the Minecraft launcher and test it to see if it works.

6. Download all Game upgrades from Microsoft Store

The last thing you can try is downloading all the updates available on your Microsoft Store. Even if the updates are not related to Minecraft, it might fix the problem by updating a Windows component causing the issue.

You can update all the apps on Microsoft Store from the Library.

Here’s a guide that will show you how to do it:

  1. Use the taskbar to search and open the Microsoft Store.
    Opening the Microsoft Store
    Opening the Microsoft Store
  2. Now click on the Library button located in the bottom left corner.
    Accessing the Windows Store library
    Accessing the Windows Store library
  3. If you don’t see any available updates, click the Get updates button to scan for them.
    Checking for available updates
    Checking for available updates
  4. Make sure to install all of the available updates.
  5. After that, the only thing left is to open the launcher to see if the Minecraft Install error 0x80131509 has been fixed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kamil Anwar


Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.
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