Windows Sandbox one isolated, temporary desktop environment, where you can run unreliable software without fear of infections on your computer.
Any software installed on the Windows Sandbox remains only in sandbox and can not affect your computer.
Once Windows Sandbox is closed, all software along with all files and settings are permanently deleted.
Below we will see how you can enable Sandbox on Windows 10 Home.
Windows Sandbox has the following properties:
It is part of Windows: Everything you need for this feature is available on Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise.
Pristine: every time you run Windows Sandbox, it is as clean as a brand new Windows installation
Cleaning: Nothing remains on the device. everything is deleted when you close the application
Security: It uses hardware-based virtualization to isolate the kernel, and is based on the Microsoft hypervisor. This runs a separate kernel that isolates Windows Sandbox from the host.
Effective: uses built-in kernel programmer for smart memory management and virtual GPU
The Windows Sandbox has the following requirements.
Operating Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
Virtualization features enabled in the BIOS
At least 4GB RAM (8GB recommended)
At least 1 GB of free disk space (SSD recommended)
At least 2 CPU cores (4 cores are recommended)
If your hardware meets the requirements, but you have Windows 10 Home instead of Pro or Enterprise, below is a hack that will allow you to use Sandbox.
Allow virtualization from the BIOS before proceeding!
Download the ZIP.
Extract the content and right-click on the file contained in the sandbox-installer folder. Select run as administrator to start the settings.
Your system will ask for a restart to apply the update.
How does it work
The script contains the following:
It records all Sandbox packages in Windows 10 Home and tries to enable the "Containers-DisposableClientVM" function using DISM.