Can’t access Windows Sandbox? These are the steps that you have to give in order to activate this function

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A few hours ago we saw as you could become part the project Folding at Homefrom home with the PC to assist in the fight against the Covid-19. Just had to take advantage of the script provided by Microsoft and use it with a tool as is Sandbox available in Windows 10.

However there have been few that by private message we have made it known that they could not turn on Windows Sandbox on their computers to appear the option marked in grey. A common problem that is has its origin in the configuration of the BIOS and now we’re going to explain how to solve.

The secret is in the BIOS

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Windows Sandboxor “sandboxed” Windows came with Windows 10 May 2019 Update but some users have warned that this function is marked in grey and them it is impossible to activate it. An error easy to fix that has its origin in the settings of the BIOS.

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To fix it there is that shut down the PC and when it is starting up to access the BIOS, a method that differs in every computer but usually requiring you to press the key “F12” or “Esc” key as it starts up. Once inside we must look within the tabs of the available virtualization or Hyper-V, the supervisor of Microsoft virtualization, this activated. If it is not, activate it with the corresponding keys.

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It is not usual and in fact is quite rare, but if any team is not compatible with Hyper-V, the supervisor of Microsoft virtualization, we will not be able to use the Windows Sandbox. However, in 2020 and in hardware relatively current, it is not something common to this incompatibility.

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Once we have enabled the virtualization, it remains for us to go back to the Windows but not before saving the changes, and re-start the process to gain access to the special characteristics of Windows.

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And now, unlike before, we can see that the box to enable “Windows ” Sandbox” is already shown as selectable so that we can activate this feature in our team.


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Can’t access Windows Sandbox? These are the steps that you have to give in order to activate this function

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Xataka Windows

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Jose Antonio

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