How to Enable Windows Sandbox

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Before you can start using Sandbox in Windows 10, you need to enable it first. Sandbox is only available to those who have Windows 10 professional or higher such as Windows 10 enterprise and so on.

How to Enable Windows Sandbox?

How to Enable Windows Sandbox

The first thing you need to do is check to see if virtualization is turned on. Why? Because sandbox is essentially a virtual machine. It’s like running Windows 10 inside of Windows 10.

Go to Task Manager

The easiest way to check is from the Task Manager. To do that, right-click an empty spot from the taskbar and then select Task Manager. Now if you see the small window click more details.

Cick the Performance Tab

Cick the performance tab and make sure you are in the CPU section from the left side. All right! Now look at the bottom-right part of the task manager. what do you see? if it’s a is enabled, that means virtualization is enabled. But, if it says disabled, then that means it is disabled and so you have to enable it.

Enable Virtualization

To enable virtualization on Windows 10. you need to access the UEFI or BIOS settings. For newer computer,s because they boot so quickly to Windows 10, you have to access the BIOS via advanced startup options. click the ‘Start’ button and then type ‘Advanced startup’ in the search field and from the search results select the setting that allows you to change the advanced startup options.

Advanced startup

All righ!t now go to the bottom where it says Advanced startup and then click Restart now. Now you will see this blue Choose an option screen. From there, click troubleshoot and then select Advanced Options. Now you will see several options.

Enable Windows Sandbox

Choose UEFI firmware settings and then after this your computer will restart to your BIOS or UEFI settings. Now from the BIOS, in most cases, the settings to enable virtualizations are usually under security or CPU configurations. If you have an older computer before 2014 or 2015, then you may have to press F2, ESCAPE DELETE, F10 on your keyboard to boot to the BIOS. You have to do this immediately once the computer starts so.

An Example:

Using Lenovo as an example, the moment you see the Lenovo logo, press ENTER, F2 and so on, whatever it takes to boot to the BIOS. And to go more in-depth on this, I’m going to have a future video on how to boot the BIOS or UEFI on Windows 10. Well, now let’s say you have enabled virtualization. What now? Well let’s go back to Windows 10. And this time click the start button and then type Windows features in the search field. And then from the search results select turn Windows features on or off. All right! Now you will see a list of features. Go down until you see Windows sandbox and make sure that is checked. And that’s it! you are done.

Final Verdict:

Once you have done this, Windows sandbox is now enabled. All right! now once your PC is back and running click the start button and then type Sandbox in the search field and now select Sandbox from the search results. And there it is! It’s working. There you go! this is Windows 10 Sandbox. A computer inside a computer. Windows 10 inside of Windows 10.

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