How to activate and use Windows Sandbox on Windows 10 May 2019


Windows Sandbox is one of the features that has been significantly improved in Windows 10 May 2019, and this is how to activate it.

Windows Sandbox is one of the unique and interesting features on Windows 10. This is a virtual computer right in the operating system, providing a separate environment for you to try malicious applications or visit suspicious website before doing so on your computer. The previous version of Windows Sandbox on Windows 10 though still works quite well, but in general there are still many problems, so users still prefer to use third party virtualization software.

However, with the newly released Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft has redesigned and upgraded Windows Sandbox so most of the previous issues have been thoroughly resolved. And if you want to try this feature, the following is the guide for you.

Check your Windows Sandbox’s ability to launch

First, you need to check whether your computer’s CPU supports virtualization by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting Task Manager.

The Task Manager window appears, click the Performance tab and see the Virtualization flow. If you see the value of Virtualization is Enabled, it means that your CPU supports virtualization and is enabled.

In addition, you can also check more thoroughly by entering the “systeminfo.exe” command into the Command Prompt. If you see the line of Virtualization Enabled In the Firmware section of the Hyper-V Requirements section is “Yes” ie the virtualization function is ready.

How to activate Windows Sandbox on Windows 10 May 2019

When you have finished checking and make sure the computer is able to run the virtual machine, proceed to activate Windows Sandbox on Windows 10 May 2019 by entering the keyword “Turn Windows features on or off” into the search bar and clicking the link fruit like picture.

The dialog box to activate the feature of Windows 10 appears, please wait a few seconds.

The list of options appears, go to and check the “Windows Sandbox” line, then click OK.

Windows will proceed to activate Windows Sandbox.

When done, you need to restart the computer.

When you restart your computer, enter the term “Windows Sandbox” in the search box and click on the result as shown. Then Windows Sandbox will launch and ready to be used.

Very simple, right? Hope the article will be useful for you.

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