Can I Run Minecraft on Windows 11?

This article will help you check whether you can run Minecraft on Windows 11 or not. And also, it will tell you how to download and install Minecraft on your Windows 11.

Whether you can run Minecraft on Windows 11 or not is determined on if your Windows 11 meets the minimum system requirements of Minecraft. First of all, let’s check the minimum system requirements and recommended system requirements of Minecraft.

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Minecraft System Requirements

System RequirementsMinimumRecommended
OSWindows 7 or higherWindows 7 or higher
ProcessorIntel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz or AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHzIntel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz or AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent
Memory2 GB RAM4 GB RAM
GraphicsIntegrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.41Discrete: Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5
Video memory256 MB
Pixel Shader5.05.0
Storage1 GB 5 GB

Now you can check if you can run Minecraft on Windows 11. If yes, then keep reading the following content which tells you how to download and install Minecraft on your Windows 11.

How to Download and Install Minecraft on Windows 11?

1. Get the Minecraft Bedrock Edition

Firstly, log into your Microsoft account to download the Microsoft Store application. You can log in or set up Microsoft account. Click its Windows 11 taskbar icon to launch the Start menu. Then select Microsoft Store on the start menu. Type Minecraft in the search box of the Microsoft store. Next, select Minecraft for Windows 11 from the search results. click the free trial version button to try the trial version. After downloading and installing the trial package, press the play button on the MS store page of Minecraft. Or, you can enter Minecraft in the Windows 11 search box to find and run the application.

2. Get Minecraft Java Edition

To download Minecraft Java, open the Minecraft website in your browser. Click on the game at the top of the Minecraft website.

Then select the Minecraft package.

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Minecraft package

Click the free trial link.

Scroll down to the Windows platform on the Minecraft free trial page and press the “Download now” button. Choose a folder to save the Minecraft Java installer. Click the Save button to download.

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Download Minecraft

To install Minecraft Java, click the Windows 11 File Explorer taskbar button.

Open the folder where you downloaded the Minecraft installer. Double-click the MinecraftInstaller.msi file to open the installation wizard.

Click the Next button in the settings window. Press the Change button to select a folder to install Minecraft Java. Alternatively, you can just use the default directory specified in the path box. Check the Create shortcut on desktop check box.

Choose Next to continue. Finally, click the install button to confirm. Select Yes on the UAC confirmation prompt that may pop up. After installing Minecraft, press the Finish button. Click the desktop shortcut to open the Minecraft Launcher window. If you do not have a Microsoft account, please set up one by clicking the Create a new Microsoft account link on this window. Then click the Microsoft login button. Press the Play Demo button to start the game.

Now you can have fun!


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