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Minecraft for Windows: Multiple Accounts on One Computer

By default, you are limited to one Microsoft account per computer user account. This can make switching between accounts difficult. You can change this, though it requires a bit of advanced setup. To keep things clear, the following two terms are used:

  • Microsoft Account- This is the account you use to log into the Microsoft Store and Minecraft.
  • Computer user account- This is the computer account that you log into when you start up your computer.

To use multiple Microsoft accounts on one computer, you can create a different computer user account for each purchase of Minecraft you have. Note: Each Minecraft purchase will use a different Microsoft account login.

  • Click the Start button in Windows, click Settings (cogwheel), go to Accounts, and then click Other Users.
  • Click Add someone else to this PC and fill in their information. You can choose to create a user with a Microsoft account or make a local user without an account. 
  • Do not use an exclamation mark or Minecraft will not run.
  • Log in to the other Microsoft account associated with the Minecraft profile you want to use for this computer user account.
  • Download Minecraft from the Microsoft Store.

For more information, please visit the Windows help site.


Last Updated - 2023-02-07 09:46:28 UTC

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