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I'm getting a bit annoyed by the fact that every time I go to my log in screen, it says it has to "download" a piece of the last patch. I have to wait 10-20 minutes for it to "download" before it lets me press the play button. It's been doing this every day for like over a week now. I assume the patch is already done and over with so why does it continue to do this to me every time?
Support Forum Agent
There have been a few patches in the last couple of weeks. The last patch was two days ago on the 25th, so if you have been playing, there shouldn't be anything to download.
You want to be sure that you are using the launcher to start the game. Otherwise, patches might not be downloading correctly or may not downloading at all. You also want to run the launcher as an admin by right clicking on the launcher and selecting "Run as admin". If the issue still persists, try this:
1. Make sure that Windows is set to show hidden files.
Here's how to do that:
2. Navigate to the C:\ProgramData folder and delete the Battle.net folder and the Blizzard Entertainment folder.
3. Navigate to the WoW folder and delete the "Updates" folder.
4. Launch WoW as an admin by right clicking on the launcher and selecting "Run as admin".
Let me know what happens.
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