Let’s have a quick look at the new Windows Sandbox feature.
Windows Sandbox is a feature of Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (right now only in insider builds).
Virtualization must be enabled in the BIOS.
If you are using a physical machine, it depends on the hardware but something like this on a Lenovo:
If your testing on VMware workstation, enable Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI:
If you are using Hyper-v, enable nested virtualization with this PowerShell command:
Set-VMProcessor -VMName <VMName> -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions $true
When virtualization is in place, you can enable Windows Sandbox in Programs and Features:
Select Windows Sandbox:
Windows will do some customization:
And after that you can find Windows Sandbox in the start menu:
Allow elevation (meaning that you unfortunately need to be a local admin):
And Windows Sandbox is avaiable:
If you maximize Windows Sandbox, you will see the blue information in the top just like on a Remote Desktop connection:
We can copy files from our own computer to Windows Sandbox with copy and past:
Paste the file to Windows Sandbox:
File now in Windows Sandbox:
When we close the program, Sandbox will discard all the changes we made, so let do some changes.
First we disable Windows Firewall:
Delete the Edge icon on the desktop:
And finally move the taskbar to the left side:
When closing Windows Sandbox it will warn us that all changes will be permanently lost:
Starting Windows Sandbox again and our file is gone, Edge icon is back, Firewall is on and the taskbar is back in the bottom, just as expected.