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    How to install Minecraft for free

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    • Install Minecraft for free on computer
      • Hardware and software requirements
      • Create an account
      • Install Minecraft
      • Minecraft Classic from browser
    • Install Minecraft for free on smartphones and tablets
    • Install Minecraft for free on console

    Install Minecraft for free on computer

    You can install Minecraft for free on computers via its trial version. In the next chapters, I'll explain how to install Minecraft Java Edition, on PCs Windows, macOS e Linux, e Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, available only on the Microsoft Store of Windows 10.



    Hardware and software requirements

    Before installing Minecraft you need to make sure that your PC meets all the requirements for the game to work. THE hardware requirements they are very low and, unless you have a very old computer, you shouldn't have any problems playing the game.

    Minimum system requirements (Java Edition)

    • CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent.
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Integrated video card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with support for OpenGL 4.4.
    • Dedicated video card: Nvidia GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4 support.
    • HDD: at least 1GB of free space.
    • Operating System: Windows 7 and later, macOS 10.9 Mavericks and later, Linux (distributions since 2014).
    • Internet connection to download game files and play online.
    • Latest version of Java

    Recommended system requirements (Java Edition)

    • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent.
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Video Card: GeForce 700 series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 series with OpenGL 4.5 support.
    • HDD: 4GB (SSD recommended).
    • Operating System (64bit recommended): Windows 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Linux (distributions starting from 2014).
    • Latest version of Java.

    Minimum system requirements (Windows 10 Edition)



    • CPU: Intel i5-4690 / AMD A10-7800 or equivalent.
    • RAM: 4GB.
    • Scheda video: Intel HD Graphics 4000 oppure AMD Radeon R5.
    • Operating system: Windows 10 version 14393.0 or later.
    • Internet connection to download game files and play online.

    Recommended system requirements (Windows 10 Edition)

    • CPU: Intel i7-6500U / AMD A8-6600Ko equivalent.
    • RAM: 4GB.
    • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 940M or AMD Radeon HD 8570D.
    • Operating system: Windows 10 version 14393.0 or later.
    • Internet connection to download game files and play online.

    As for the software side, Minecraft is compatible with Windows (all versions starting from XP), Mac OS X and with all the main ones Linux distro. All provided that the software is installed on the PC Java (For Minecraft Java Edition), which I told you about in my guide.

    You can also not proceed with the manual installation of Java, as it will be installed automatically by the Minecraft launcher, if it is not present on your PC.

    Create an account

    To download and install Minecraft for free you have to create an account, which is also free. Regarding Minecraft Java Edition, linked to the official Minecraft.net website, click on the item Log in, located at the top right, and fill out the form that is proposed to you.

    At this point, enter yours in the appropriate fields email address and Password that you intend to use to log into your account. Then use the drop-down menus below to indicate yours date of birth.


    Once you have completed filling out the form, press the button Crea account, open the email you just received from Minecraft and paste the verification code present within the message on the game's website. After that, click the button Verifica and refuses the purchase of the full version of Minecraft (which costs 23,95 euros), closing the page.
    Now you need to download the game demo. In this regard, I recommend that you read the instructions that you will find in the next chapter.


    The case in cui volessi provare Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, you must have a Microsoft account. If you don't have one, I recommend that you check out my guide on how to create a Microsoft account.

    Install Minecraft

    Once you've created an eligible account for Minecraft, it's time to download its evaluation version. If you want to test Minecraft Java Edition, what you need to do is go back to the Minecraft website and click on the icon , located at the top right.

    At this point, select the voice Try and download and premium tasto Download, on the page where it is redirected. By doing so, you will download the file .exe on Windows or .dmg your macOS.

    Su Windows, double-click the file .exe e premi sui pulsnti Next twice in a row and then on Install, Yes e Finish, on the installation screen. Up MacOSInstead, all you have to do is double-click the file .dmg and drag theminecraft icon inside the folder Applications say macOS.


    After starting the game launcher, you will be prompted to log in with your Mojang account. Do this and press the button Play the demo to start playing.

    Minecraft Windows 10 Editioninstead, you simply have to start the Microsoft Store and use the search engine, reachable via the key Research at the top, to type the terms minecraft for windows 10. Click on the corresponding search result and, in its tab, click on the icon (...). In the box that you see, click on the wording Install evaluation version And that's it.


    If you've never associated your Microsoft account with the Windows 10 Microsoft Store, you'll be prompted to do this. When the download and installation are complete, press the button Plays, to start Minecraft.

    Minecraft Classic from browser

    Don't want to install any software to play Minecraft? I can accommodate you easily. Through this web page you can play a version of this video game, Minecraft Classic, even if obsolete, completely free. You don't need to install any software or add-ons - you need any web browser to browse the Internet.

    Certainly Minecraft Classic it does not reflect in the least the current gaming experience offered by this video game. It might, however, be of interest to you to play it because, in addition to sharing its soul, that is, the possibility of destroying and building this world of blocks, you can have fun online with other players, up to a maximum of nine.

    If I have piqued your interest a little, all you have to do is reach the link I provided and, on the home page, type your nickname in the appropriate text box. Before proceeding any further, press the button Copy, to copy the session link to share with your other friends. If you are ready, all you have to do is press the button Home to start playing.

    Install Minecraft for free on smartphones and tablets

    It would be convenient to be able to play Minecraft on the go with your smartphone or tablet, right? I bet it would be just as interesting to be able to play it for free. Did I guess? Unfortunately, however, Minecraft is available on Android and iOS only for a fee, respectively at 6,99 euros and 7,99 euros.

    There is no free trial version available, although, until recently, there was one within everyone's reach. After the removal of this version from the official stores, it was still possible to download theAPK on Android from third-party sites, but I advise you not to carry out this practice, to avoid running into modified versions that could compromise the integrity of your smartphone or tablet.

    In this regard, what I can recommend is to buy it from the official stores available on your mobile devices or to turn your attention to video games that embody the soul of Minecraft, but which are a good free alternative. If so, you can check out the tips I gave you in my guide on how to download Minecraft Pocket Edition for free.

    Install Minecraft for free on console

    If you are interested in install Minecraft for free on console, like on PlayStation 4 o Xbox One, you will be happy to know that I have all the information you need.

    First, make sure your game console is connected to the internet. You will have to act through the panel of Settings of your console, in the case of a Wi-Fi connection, or simply insert the network cable in the appropriate housing. In any case, I recommend that you consult my guides dedicated to Play Station 4 and Xbox One.

    With that done, you need to open the PlayStation Store on PS4 or the Microsoft Store on Xbox One and use the search tool to search Minecraft. When you have identified it, select its card and press the installation button, relative to its demo version. You just have to wait for Minecraft to download and install to start playing. Easy, right?

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