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Installing Minecraft: Education Edition

Technical Requirements
If your device meets the minimum hardware specs for Windows 10 or macOS, it will run Minecraft: Education Edition. Here are specifications for each operating system we support: Windows 10 or macOS.

Upgrading your system
To upgrade your device to Windows 10, it must already be running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.

Windows 10 can be purchased as a digital download or a boxed product from the online Microsoft Store, with special savings for students, parents, and faculty. To upgrade to Windows 10, you can click here for information.

For resources to update your macOS please use this link.

Make sure you have the latest version of macOS installed on your device. To check this, go to the Apple menu, click “About this Mac” and click “Software Update” if necessary.

Once you’ve done this, you should be able to install Minecraft: Education Edition by following the steps at the get started link.

Installation and license management (Windows 10)
For guidance to assign and manage Minecraft: Education Edition licenses through the Microsoft Store for Education, please reference this article.

Using Set Up School PCs Software
Microsoft has created an application called Set Up School PCs that allows administrators to tailor PC setup and provide students with the tools they need for learning while removing apps and features that they don’t need. For more information on the application and instructions on use, please head to this Windows IT Center page with full documentation.

Installing (macOS)
First, make sure you have the right permissions to install software. To check this, go to the Apple menu, click “System Preferences”. To ensure that your macOS device is ready to install software from known developers, go to the “Settings” window from the dock, click “Security and Privacy”, then make sure the “Allow apps downloaded from:” field is set to “App Store and identified developers”. If this section is grayed out, then it must be changed by the device admin.

  • Head over to the download page.

  • Click the macOS button.
  • Download and double click on the .dmg file.
  • Sign in with your Office 365 for Education account.

Optional Installations

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Updated September 14, 2017

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