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?


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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
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 23:33
  • @DanielG Yeah, I thought the same thing while I was upgrading 0.0 Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 23:37
  • Windows 10 is no longer beta btw
    – Manchineel
    Commented Aug 3, 2019 at 20:19

TL;DR Yes, you can play the normal Windows version if you're on Windows 10.

If you have Minecraft Java Edition (pre-Windows 10) already, you also have access to Windows Bedrock Edition (Windows 10 Edition) for free (as of June 7, 2022 — the two are sold together now). Both editions will show up in the Minecraft Launcher.

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