Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 19H1 is upcoming. What is Windows Sandbox? how about its system requirements? How to use it? All answers are listed in this post.
Now, most of you should know that Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 19H1 in the late May 2019. If you are interested in this version, you can join the Windows Insider program’s Release Preview Ring and then get this new version before anyone else.
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This Windows 10 update also brings a new feature of Windows Sandbox which is a lightweight desktop environment. And it is specially designed for safely running applications in isolation. That is to say, you can even run the untrusted software without worrying about the last impact to your computer.
If the application you want to run is a malware, there is no need to worry about it since all software and associated data will be deleted permanently after you close Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 19H1.
Since this is a new feature. You may don’t know it well to some extent.
Now, in this post, we will introduce it to you in all respects.
What Is Windows Sandbox?
Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 May 2019 Update is a lightweight desktop environment which can run in Windows like a normal application.
Nowadays, there are many funny apps on the internet. But, some of them may be malware which could hurt your computer and lead to data loss issue or even worse corrupt your Windows.
When come across a unfamiliar software, you will need to protect your computer when trying it out. In this situation, Windows Sandbox can be helpful.
Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 May 2019 Update can simulate the full Windows operating system and its secure environment can be isolated from the rest of your computer.
When you run any software in the Sandbox and it is proven to be a malware, it will not affect your Windows. No matter what happens to the Sandbox environment, you can just close it, use it again as before. And your computer is unaffected.
The advantage of Sandbox is that all of the software along with its files and state will be deleted permanently when you close the Sandbox. It means that Sandbox will start from fresh when you reopen it.
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To run Windows Sandbox, your computer should run with Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise. Some other minimum system requirements are as follows:
- At least 4GB of RAM (8GB is recommended).
- At least 1GB of free space on your computer hard drive (SSD is recommended).
- At least 2 CPU cores (4 cores with hyperthreading is recommended).
- Virtualization was enabled in the BIOS.
How to Enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10
Go to Start > Control Panel > Turn Windows features on or off. Then, check Windows Sandbox to enable it.
Once it is enabled, you will discover Windows Sandbox is shown as an app in the Start menu and you can also pin it to the taskbar for quick access.
How to Use Windows Sandbox
From the appearance, you will discover that Windows Sandbox looks like a real desktop with a Start Menu, Settings app, and you can also operate the software normally.
In the Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 19H1, you can open Microsoft Edge, download your needed software and then test it. Or, you can copy an executable file to the Sandbox to use it for any purpose.
Besides, in Windows Sandbox, you can minimize, maximize and close windows as in the real Windows desktop. You can also close the Sandbox windows to close the session and changes are discarded. The Sandbox content will be deleted as well.
Windows Sandbox uses the Windows 10 installation as its base and there is no need to download the virtual images.