Newbie Minecraft Help

Just purchased Minecraft PC version for my son, can connect to game ok on laptop but not PC.

Can login to minecraft,net on PC but launcher or browser does nothing.

I've made sure I have the right Java downloaded, got rid of old versions, downloaded the launcher several times but still no joy

Any help appreciated
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  1. First, which minecraft launcher do you have? The old one had the login username and password in the middle of the window, this no longer works. The newer one has the username and password in the bottom right corner and a pane which cover most of the windows that displays a minecraft update status feed, this is the one that works.

    Second, check your java and update version in "programs and features". I believe the latest is version 7 update 5. You should have the i586 version installed as a bare minimum regardless of your operating system version, the x64 version is a bonus.

    You say the launcher or browser does nothing. Do you mean you get an error message e.g. "can't connect to", or do you mean something else like there are no worlds available in your singleplayer or multiplayer?
  2. Thanks for your help Paul.

    I have Java 7 update 5 installed and the launcher I'm using is the latest one as you described.

    I dont get an error message when running the launcher, even when I force update when loadings done it just vanishes.

    When I try to play using browser after java loads I get a white square or black square depending on what browser it is.

    Tried IE8, Firefox and Chrome
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