Do you want to run your system or files separately from your current windows? If yes then you are at the right place, Here we will show you how To enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 11 Pro & Home Edition.
Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft included the Windows Sandbox functionality to assist establish a secure environment that separates running apps from the main system. This functionality is very valuable for security professionals who are testing apps that are untrustworthy or unknown.
What is Windows Sandbox
The Windows Sandbox feature debuted in Windows 10 and is still available in Windows 11. This is a useful feature for isolated environments.
It’s similar to a virtual machine that runs a different kernel to isolate a Windows Sandbox session from the host using Microsoft’s hypervisor and hardware virtualization. It’s about 100MB in size and installs and runs untrustworthy traditional applications in a separate installation from the main one.
Windows Sandbox is a lightweight desktop environment that allows you to run apps in a secure environment. Installed software in the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed,” meaning it operates independently of the host machine.
A sandbox is just for a short time. All software, data, and the state are destroyed when it is closed. Every time you launch the program, a new instance of the sandbox is created.
Like any software, Windows Sandbox has its prerequisites which will need to be ensured in order to run it. These include the following mandatory requirements even if you are running the Windows 10 Home edition:
- At least Windows 10 Version 1903.
- Hardware Virtualization is enabled (from BIOS settings).
- Have at least 4 GB of RAM and 1 GB of free space on the hard drive.
- At least 2 processor cores.
Enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 11 Pro
To access Sandbox in Windows 11 Pro follow the steps that are given below.
Step 1. Go to the search bar and search for Turn Windows features on or off.
Step 2. Now in the Windows features scroll down and enable Windows Sandbox, then select OK.
Step 3. Once installed, click Restart now.
How to Open Windows Sandbox
- Click the search icon next to the Start menu and then type Windows Sandbox.
- Once appeared, click Open.
- Windows Sandbox will now open, allowing you to download and run dubious programs. It has no effect on the host PC because it runs in its own environment. All data will be automatically wiped after the Sandbox application is closed.
Enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 11 Home
Step 1. Download the following script:
Step 2. Once downloaded, run it as administrator.
Step 3. Press the Yes button and the batch file should be completed within a few minutes.
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