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How to Use Windows Sandbox on Windows 11

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Simply put, Windows Sandbox is a secure, isolated environment within the host operating system (Windows 10 or Windows 11). Here you can run uncontrolled programs and scripts and download attachments without worrying about infecting your computer with malware. It is essentially a lightweight protected-state virtual machine where memory integrity is permanently enabled. In this article, we will try to teach you how to use Windows Sandbox in Windows 11.

How to set up and use Windows Sandbox in Windows 11
How to set up Sandbox in Windows 11
Using Windows Sandbox in Windows 11
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No program or file running in Windows Sandbox can change or corrupt the host operating system. It’s a bit different from your usual virtual machine software in that Sandbox doesn’t save any changes made to the environment. Every time you open Windows Sandbox, it restarts and discards all previous data. Below are the steps to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 11.

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How to set up and use Windows Sandbox in Windows 11

How to set up Sandbox in Windows 11
Use the Windows + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run dialog box.
In the Run box, type optionalfeatures.exe and press Enter or click OK.
When the Windows Features menu appears, scroll down and check Windows Sandbox and click OK.
A restart of Windows 11 is required to complete the installation process – click Restart now when prompted.
Using Windows Sandbox in Windows 11
Press the Windows key or click the Start button to open the Start menu.
Next, click All Apps and click W to search for apps by the first letter.
Select Windows Sandbox from the Start menu.
If a UAC message appears, click Yes.
Windows Sandbox will start and you’ll see a lightweight and secure version of Windows 11. It looks like the virtual machine you installed Windows 11 on, but without the hassle of setting up a real virtual machine.
Next, locate the file (installer or executable) that you want to run in a protected environment and copy it from the host computer.
Switch to Windows Sandbox and insert the file. It is important to note that you can also download files directly from the Internet using the included Sandbox Edge browser.
Run the executable and wait for the file to install or load.
After reviewing and testing the application, close the Sandbox window. The session will stop and all other data will be deleted, so you can start over every time you use it.
Click OK on the verification message that appears to exit.

Final words

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So here we conclude our article on how to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 11. You can enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 11, a secure environment that isolates running applications from the main system. This is very useful for testing new apps and software that you don’t trust.

I hope you have understood this article How to use Windows Sandbox in Windows 11.

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