Let windows install with compatibility mode for Win XP, or Win 7.
A giant toy box, Minecraft is whatever you want it to be: a dungeon-delving adventure, a survival game, a multiplayer construction romp. It's all chunky blocks and imagination. You don't need much to run it, either: an Intel Core i3/AMD Athlon II and a GeForce 200 series/Radeon 5000 series is all.
Minecraft Minimum Requirements
Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
Windows XP or better
(Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD/ATI Radeon HD Graphics with OpenGL 2.1
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