The only way to enable the Windows Sandbox feature is to use Enable and disable Windows features utility. Several background components support the operation of this Windows Sandbox feature. It will work directly based on the virtualization supported by Hyper-V. But some computers have the Windows 10 Sandbox item grayed out in Enable and disable Windows features utility.
Windows 10 Gray Sandbox
If you encounter this problem, you should first consult our article on second level address translation (SLAT). This is one of the main pillars on which the Windows Sandbox feature works.
If the SLAT feature is not supported by your computer's CPU, you can not use it on your computer under any circumstances. However, if your computer supports this feature, you can do some things.
To get started, start in the BIOS of your computer.
Make sure that the following options are set to the following configuration:
- Hyper-V: enabled
- VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
- Virtualization: activated
- Second level address translation (VT-d or RVI): Enabled
- Data Execution Prevention: Enabled
Save the configuration and restart your computer under Windows 10 normally.
When you see the same option in the Enable and disable Windows features utility, it will not be greyed out.
You can now activate it and follow the instructions on the screen to make the best use of the feature.