One of the new features of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is the Windows Sandbox. It is a simple virtualization tool that can be used, for ex
ample, to test software that we do not want to install on the operating system itself, or to open a potentially infected file without risking damage to the computer.
It is not a replacement for VirtualBox or similar complex tools. Windows Sandbox can create one isolated copy of Windows 10 itself, the state of which cannot be saved. The tool also has its advantages
– very simple usage.
Every time you turn on Windows Sandbox, you should get into a completely clean environment that looks similar to a clean system installation. Therefore, no data or changes to the system are left after the Sandbox is turned off. Therefore, the new feature will not be very suitable for applications you use daily. However, it is a good solution for cases when you need to test an application and are unsure of the origin of the installation file.
Windows Sandbox is available in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions, but not in Home edition. A 64-bit version of the system is required. In addition, a minimum of 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), a minimum of 1 GB of
disk space, a dual-core processor (at least four cores recommended), and hardware virtualization enabled are required.