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    How to reinstall Minecraft if you have previously installed it

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    Martí Micolau
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    How can I re-download Minecraft?

    A long time ago you played Minecraft on your computer because the video game caught your attention and you played it until you put it aside, and now you want to take it back because of its new updates or out of nostalgia and motivated to play with friends, you ask; How can I install Minecraft again?

    It is the topic that brings us here and that we will explain to you, so that you can take back your profile, brush up on it and be back online enjoying its new game modes.



    It is important that we must be informed of the requirements of we need in our computer to enjoy the video game with adequate official performance, then run the game and you can know the space it occupies, the required RAM, the processor and the recommended graphics to get the best performance.

    Minimum requirements: We must have an Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz CPU, with 2 GB RAM, GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD (before it was ATI) Radeon HD with OpenGL 2.1 along with an Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 graphics card with OpenGL 3.1, using Java 6 Release 45 and at least 200 MB free on your hard drive.

    Recommended requirements: for this configuration hardware requires a 3 GHz Intel Core i10 or AMD Athlon II (K2.8) CPU, with 4GB RAM, GeForce 2xx Series or AMD Radeon HD 5xxx Series graphics card with OpenGl 3.3, including Java 7 and 1GB of hard drive space for installation.

    Steps to install Minecraft on PC

    Now, keeping in mind the requirements for our computer, it will only take a few steps to be able to play Minecraft again.



    First of all, we have to go to the official Minecraft page and locate the «Download» button which will take us to the official website of the game. In case you don't have an account, you will create one to sign up for your profile or else you will log in normally.

    On the download page, choose your operating system that you have on your computer, in this case we will take Windows as an example; to download the Minecraft.msi installation file. This is compatible with most of the operating system versions, including Windows 7, Windows 8, and old Windows XP.


    After that, after downloading the game, double-click on the file and start installing the video game Minecraft. Once the installation is finished, we will determine the location of the installer, which, in general, the game is in the 'Program Files folder'. Although it is possible to select another position which is not default but more convenient.

    So, you just have to go ahead and wait for the video game to finish installing to launch. Now, with the game properly installed, locate the icon on your computer desktop and click on it to start a new game.


    Now you can start playing and having fun again or, if you are a new player, explore the world of Minecraft with buildings, monsters and various skins with the new game modes and versions that the universe of Minecraft offers to its community of players.

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