my computer wont let me download minecraft server for windows and says it cant be verified and i cant find any videos of the alternative way (the second link) without it being mac. My system is windows 7. THIS IS SOOO AANNOOYYIINNGG and makes me wanna SSSS BOOOM
Downloading things from the Minecraft website seems to be rather buggy at the moment. The second link is for Mac/Linux I believe, so it won't work on Windows. I tried downloading Minecraft_server.exe and running it and it worked fine for me - I also have windows 7. Try updating your Java - it might work then.
Here's hoping you get your server soon!
Does it pop up on the bottom of your screen with like a red 'X' and says not verified? If so, click 'Actions' and then click the little down arrow to expand the options. Then you can click 'Run anyway' and it should work.