Windows Sandbox – Try software conveniently and risk free

The Windows Update 1903 including this feature is now widely available. After it got installed you need to go to “Turn Windows features on or off” and enable it there

  • It is not possible to mount an ISO image in the sandbox
  • File transfer between sandbox and host is only possible via copy and paste (Host needs to run in Admin user also)
  • If installation requires reboot all will be lost
  • .NET applications not startable because of current .NET issue
  • AAC system decoder available
  • Most Windows Apps are unavailable (Store, Windows Media Player, Photos,…)

XML to launch the sandbox with the “Downloads” folder of the host mapped as read-only e.g sandboxwithdownloads.wsb

<Configuration>
  <MappedFolders>
    <MappedFolder>
      <HostFolder>C:\Users\oschn\Downloads</HostFolder>
      <ReadOnly>true</ReadOnly>
    </MappedFolder>
  </MappedFolders>
</Configuration>

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