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Purchasing Minecraft: Java Edition for a Child using a Microsoft Account FAQ 

If you are purchasing Minecraft: Java Edition for a child, the child must have their own Microsoft account. You must sign-in to your child's account to make the purchase, as games cannot be transferred between accounts. 

Purchase Minecraft: Java Edition for a child using a Microsoft account 

  1. Go to https://www.minecraft.net/en-us and click GET MINECRAFT. 
  2. Select Computer.  
  3. Select which Operating System (OS) to play the game on.  
  4. Select Minecraft: Java Edition.  
  5. Sign-in to an existing Microsoft account if your child already has one.  
    -or-
    Create a new one for them.
    Note: If you are setting up a new Microsoft account for a child, and their date of birth is under the age of consent for your region, you must enter your email and give consent for your child’s account to be set up.  
  6. Finish your purchase and set up your child’s Minecraft profile and username.  

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Last Updated - 2022-07-22 20:18:42 UTC

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