SandBox What Is It And How To Enable It

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Starting with version 1903, a new feature of Windows 10 called “Windows Sandbox” will be available for devices running only with a Pro or Enterprise version. The feature simply allows users to install and test applications or programs in an isolated virtual environment, like creating a virtual computer inside the primary computer. Once you’ve finished the test, just close the Sandbox window and it will erase everything you’ve done in this default environment. Of course, it is very useful if you need to test many unknown and suspected programs that they may cause damage to your device, so you can test them without having any effect on your computer. This feature is not normally active in Windows 10, but you need to enable it in steps .. Let us review it below after knowing what is SandBox.

What is Sandbox:

Now you will see the Windows Sandbox window, which is a virtual environment isolated from Windows 10 where you can do what you like away from your primary computer, just as if you installed Windows 10 as a virtual system by VirtualBox. The bad news is that you can’t drag and drop files from the primary desktop to the Sandbox desktop. So if you’re going to test anonymous programs or open a questionable file, you’ll need to download this program or file directly from “Microsoft Edge” within the Windows Sandbox window. However, this is the first version of SandBox, we may see Microsoft adding some new features to it later.

SandBox system requirements:

As noted in the previous lines, enabling the Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 10 requires working on a version of 1903 and higher and the Pro or Enterprise version. But these are not the only conditions. You will also need to activate Virtualization through the BIOS settings. In addition to the need for a dual-core processor and a minimum of 4 GB Ram (8 GB RAM recommended), there should also be free storage space on the hard disk of 40 GB. If these requirements are not met in your device, it will not work even if you enable it.

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Enable SandBox:

To start Windows Sandbox, you need to open the Windows Feature window by going to Control Panel, then Programs and Features, and then clicking Turn Windows feature on or off from the side menu. Alternatively, you can quickly open this window by pressing the Win + R key (“Run”) together on the keyboard, typing “optionalfeatures” in the “Run” window and clicking the Enter button. From there, scroll down until you find the Windows Sandbox feature listed, now check (✔) next to it and press the OK button.

Enable SandBox
Enable SandBox

Windows Sandbox is the same as all the Windows properties that are activated by this list. The required files will be downloaded from the Windows Update service and the required modifications will be applied to the system after reboot so that it is ready for this feature.

Once your device is turned on again, the Windows Sandbox feature will be ready to work. You can run it in several different ways such as opening the Start menu and scrolling down the list of applications and programs where you find them near the bottom of the list since the order is alphabetical. Or you can also type Windows Sandbox in the search box on the taskbar and the Open button will appear in the search results to run the software directly. It usually takes some time before the virtual environment is set up. At that time, a lot of hardware resources will be consumed, so if you are working on other programs, it is best to close them to reduce the consumption on the processor, hard disk and RAM.

SandBox Comsumption

As you see, for me SandBox doesn’t consume much of my device resources but if you have experienced the opposite tell us in the comments below

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