Launcher reopens launcher when you push Play

87 Worgen Death Knight
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I've got this issue where my WoW launcher reopens itself instead of the client. I'm not sure how to fix this. If someone could help me out that'd be great.
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100 Night Elf Druid
15550
Have you tried running it with administrative rights? It could be attempting to update WoW but getting stuck in a loop due to insufficient rights.

If that does not help it would be best to seek assistance on the Technical Support forum.
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87 Worgen Death Knight
3580
I just tried, and it didn't work. I'll make my way over there, thanks!
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100 Dwarf Paladin
7165
Before you try complicated fixes, change your language to Spanish, then back to English. Should make your launcher force update, thinking it has to translate the game.

They really should include a launcher/client force update option within the launcher preferences.
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100 Night Elf Hunter
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Skeinhammer, that's the perfect solution! Thank you SO much! I had actually performed a System Restore because I saw some funky stuff going on and wanted to play it safe, and it wiped out the brief 5.0.5b update that Blizz had installed. That's probably the root of the problem--unsuccessfully re-updating and being caught in a loop. Thanks for teaching us how to force install and saving me a couple hours!
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90 Human Priest
8630
Bro, Skeinhammer, You are a legend and i want your babies!
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100 Pandaren Shaman
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I would enjoy having your babies as well.
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