If you were wondering about the safety of your Windows computer, Microsoft has your back. A sandboxed version of Windows 10. This represents an environment which is disposable and you have the option to enable it.
Windows safebox can be very useful. For example, if you suspect that a certain element is risky, you have a chance to run it in a controlled environment to make sure that it is safe and it won’t affect any useful files and processes.
“Windows Sandbox is a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.”
Once you are done “experimenting” you can close Sandbox and all the residual files and software are deleted permanently.
Windows Sandbox comes with multiple properties. First of all, it is completely secure. It has hardware-based virtualization which makes kernel isolation possible. In addition to that, Windows sandbox is disposable, which means that once you close Sandbox everything deleted, and nothing will remain on your device.
This environment is also very efficient for running tests. Windows Sandbox comes with virtual GPU, kernel scheduler, and smart memory management. Every time you run Windows Sandbox it will be as if you are using a brand new installed version of Windows. More than that, you won’t need a VHD, as this feature comes with Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise.
If you want to run Windows Sandbox, you should know that there are a couple of requirements which must be met first.
You need to have at least 4 GB of RAM, and it is in fact recommended that you have 8 GB. There should be a minimum of 2 CPU cores, and Microsoft recommends 4 cores with hyperthreading. At least 1 GB of free disk space is required. You must have Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18305 or later, AMD64 architecture and virtualization capabilities enabled in BIOS.
Nora Reynolds is a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior, writing about science in general. She also likes to try new gadgets and sports about the AI new era.