How to Enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10


Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions will ship with a new feature called Windows Sandbox starting from Windows 10 May 2019 Update (also known as Windows 10 version 1903). This new feature attracts the eyeball of a lot of users. Many users are dying to try it out and see how well it works.

Do you know how to enable this feature? Well, no worries. Here is the tutorial on how to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10.

What’s Windows Sandbox?

Windows Sandbox is a lightweight isolated environment where you can test untrusted software without affecting your host.

Windows Sandbox uses hardware-based virtualization to achieve kernel isolation. Relying on Microsoft’s hypervisor, Windows Sandbox is isolated from the host by a separate kernel, so it’s secure.

Moreover, it’s disposable and clean. Every time you start it, it’s as clean as a brand-new installation of Windows. Nothing will persist once the process is ended.

How to Enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10?

To enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1. First of all, make sure you are using Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise edition and you have installed Windows 10 version 1903 Insider build 18305 or later.

Step 2. Enable virtualization capabilities in the BIOS. If you are using a virtual machine, you can enable nested virtualization by running the following command in the PowerShell:

Set-VMProcessor -VMName <VMName> -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions $true

Step 3. Open Windows Features.

Step 4. Check the “Windows Sandbox” option in the list and click on OK to turn it on.


Step 5. Select Restart now if you are asked to restart your computer.

After complete the steps above, the Windows Sandbox feature in your computer is enabled. You can start it from the Start menu now.

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