Activate the Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 11 (Pro or Home Edition)
Microsoft introduced the Windows Sandbox feature for the first time with the release of the May 2019 update for Windows 10 and it became part of the system even in the new operating system, Windows 11. In case you did not know, this feature allows the creation of an isolated virtual environment, i.e. creating a virtual computer inside the main computer! In order to install and test suspicious software, once the testing is done, all you have to do is close the Sandbox window and everything you have done in this virtual environment will be erased.
Of course it is very useful if you need to try many unknown programs and you suspect that they may harm your device, you can activate the Windows Sandbox and test those programs without affecting the computer. Unfortunately, this feature is not enabled by default in Windows 11, but you need to activate it through easy steps, let's review them below.
Microsoft added many new changes to the Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 11, most notably changing the icon of the operational application of the feature and also support for performing operations such as “restart” without stopping the feature, as is the case in the version available in Windows 10. But the function of the feature remains the same as once you turn it on it becomes Against another copy of Windows 11 on a virtual machine, the only difference is that no changes are preserved when you exit it. This is in contrast to virtual systems that can be run by software such as Oracle VirtualBox which keeps your data stored on the virtual machine even after it is closed.