I previously bought Minecraft Windows 10 using my personal Windows account on my personal laptop in the Windows Store.

Now I want to let my nephew play it on his own laptop with his own Windows account.

Can I transfer my ownership to him so he can download and play it on his own laptop without paying for it again?

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You cannot actually transfer the license, but you can "share" it and I think there are 2 things you can do here:

  1. Sign in with your account on his own laptop and download the game. Then switch to his account and then check if they can play it. If not, see #2 below.

  2. Add your nephew under a family account. Login once with your account on their laptop so you can share your library and after that they can switch to their account and play the game as a shared game with family.

  • I will try the first option. thanks. The link in the second option don't seem to work for me here. and we don't have Xbox; only windows 10. Will adding him as family member here work too? account.microsoft.com/family/home
    – kyw
    Jul 29, 2022 at 14:09
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    The first approach worked for me. Thanks!
    – kyw
    Aug 2, 2022 at 6:29
  • Sorry I missed the comment. Yeah, account.microsoft.com/family/home should work for Windows 10/11 Xbox Apps as well. Glad option 1 worked which is less complicated.
    – Marios
    Aug 2, 2022 at 11:18

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