How To Setup The Windows Sandbox Feature On Windows 10

Windows 10 Sandbox is an isolated virtual environment designed for testing software and operating system configurations in a safe and secure way. This feature is made possible through the use of a separate windows guest kernel. Windows 10 Sandbox is lightweight and when compared with Vmware and Virtualbox it lacks drag-and-drop and snapshots support however normal virtual machines are slow, consume a lot of system resources. This Tutorial aims to provide a guide on how to install and configure the Windows 10 sandbox feature.


In order to complete this tutorial successfully the following items are required. Please ensure to put together these items before taking implementation action on the tutorial to ensure success. These items are as follows:
1) Desktop or Laptop with Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise edition (64 bit) with the May 2019 updates.
2) 4GB RAM with Intel Core i5 processor (recommended).
3) Hardware virtualization support



Step 1: Check If You Computer Supports Hardware Virtualization and Enable It In BIOS / UEFI

1) Right click on the windows 10 taskbar and click on TASK MANAGER. Alternatively press the “WINDOWS + R” keyboard shortcut, type “TASKMGR” and click on “OK” Select the “PERFOMANCE TAB” and click on the “CPU” option. If the VIRTUALISATION setting is set to enabled then it means hardware virtualization is supported and enabled
2) Another way of checking support for hardware virtualization support (Intel VT-x if you are using Intel based CPU and AMD-V if you are using AMD CPU) is to press the “WINDOWS + R” key (to open the RUN application) anD type “SYSTEMINFO.EXE”

3) Start by enabling hardware virtualization feature in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware.

Restart your computer and press the BIOS / UEFI entry key for your computer. This key is unique to each platform vendor and computer model however the most common keys to press are the F2, ESC and DELETE keys.

The HARDWARE VIRTUALIZATION options can be found CPU or CPU settings. You may also refer to your computer / motherboard manual to check how to enable HARDWARE VIRTUALIZATION.