I have Minecraft PC on my computer, which is on Windows 7. We are upgrading to Windows 10.
My question is, can I play my current version on Windows 10, or must I play the Windows 10 Pocket Edition Style gameplay? If I must have the Windows 10 edition, do I have to buy it, or will it be free since I bought regular Minecraft?


There are two versions of Minecraft that Windows 10 can run - the standard desktop version, and the Windows 10 Beta version. You can download both on minecraft.net's download page.

The standard desktop version is the one you'd want to install, and runs exactly the same between Windows 7 and Windows 10. The Windows 10 Beta features cross-platform play with Pocket Edition, and you can get a free download code from your Mojang account.

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    You don't know how relieved I am to here that :) – Daniel G Jul 29 '16 at 23:33
  • @DanielG Yeah, I thought the same thing while I was upgrading 0.0 – TwentyCharMax Jul 29 '16 at 23:37
  • Windows 10 is no longer beta btw – Manchineel Aug 3 '19 at 20:19

TL;DR Yes you can play the normal Windows version if your on Windows 10

You can get Windows 10 beta edition for free if you bought Minecraft already. (Get it through mojang.com )... You can still play the normal PC version of Minecraft on Windows 10, and Windows 10 beta.

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