How to ‘Turn On’ Windows Sandbox on Windows 10?

One of the most famous ways to set up some suspicious code which is running on a device is by trapping in the user to easily install a suspicious program on some targeted device. However, lack of consciousness between the user’s bases regarding these kinds of threats will always leave a device susceptible to a definite kind of threats.

Now Microsoft has been working hard in the background to tackle this issue. They have recently announced the availability of a sandboxed version of Windows 10 which is running inside the Windows 10 only to segregate the suspected software to run inside it by saving the main system from the prospective threats.

How to Turn On Enable Windows Sandbox on Windows 10

Windows Sandbox New Feature

The Windows Sandbox is an effective, disposable environment that can be easily enabled by you. This simply indicates that if you suspect any software which is suspicious, then you can run it compounded in an environment and ensure that it would not interfere with any not interfere with any normal processes and it would not cooperate any useful files. As discussed below:

“Windows Sandbox is a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.”

Once you closed this software then all the software, residual files, and some other data are permanently deleted from your system.

Windows Sandbox offers the following properties. They are as follows:

  • Part of Windows: Everything which is required for this feature ships with the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. You don’t even need to download any VHD!
  • Pristine: Whenever you run the Windows Sandbox runs, it is as clean and looks like any brand new installation of Windows.
  • Disposable: after closing the application, everything is automatically discarded from the device, and nothing endures on the device.
  • Efficient: It always uses integrated kernel scheduler, virtual GPU, and also smart memory management.

To run the Windows Sandbox, you would need to follow the following requirements:

  • Virtualization capabilities enabled in BIOS.
  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18305 or later.
  • AMD64 architecture.
  • At least 1 GB of free disk space (SSD recommended).
  • At least 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended).
  • At least 2 CPU cores (4 cores with hyperthreading recommended).

Steps to Enable Windows Sandbox on Windows 10

  1. Firstly, ensure that you are running Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise Editions and that is too running build 18305 or newer version.
  2. Next, click to “Enable Virtualization” to allow another instance of Windows 10 is running in the Sandbox.
  3. Now, find out “Windows Feature on and off” on the search box and choose the appropriate entry.
  4. Then, from the list, you get into the mini window, check “Windows Sandbox” option and hit “Ok” tab.
  5. Again, search for the Windows Sandbox in the Cortana Search box and choose the suitable entry to run it in an elevation.
  6. After that, from your main computer, you need to copy the executable file and paste them inside the Windows Sandbox environment.
  7. Lastly, you have to run that executable file in the sandbox environment and use it as you used normally.

When you finished it, you just have to close the Windows Sandbox application and also every data related to that and the temporary environment will be deleted permanently. Once for the safety purpose, ensure that you did not make any modifications to the host because of the executions in the Sandbox environment.

Devin Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Devin has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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