How can I run Windows Sandbox without VBS?

John Cena 1 Reputation point
2021-06-19T09:21:04.38+00:00

I want to use Windows Sandbox (I already have VMWare but my usage for Windows Sandbox is different from VMs) but every time I enable the feature, VBS (virtualization based security) gets enabled. However Ryzen Master doesn't work with VBS and I want to use that too. Is there a way to run Windows Sandbox without VBS or is there a way to run some apps with VBS disabled, I'd prefer that if it's possible.

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  1. JiayaoZhu 3,911 Reputation points
    2021-06-21T06:38:40.4+00:00

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting on our forum!

    1) Is there a way to run Windows Sandbox without VBS?

    After my research, if you try to enable Sandbox, you need to get virtualization capabilities enabled in BIOS. In other words, you need to enable hardware virtual technology to enable virtualization in BIOS. However, VBS is also a hardware-based virtualization feature, which means when you enable virtualization in BIOS, your VBS may also be enabled. Besides, since Windows 10 version 1903 9D, we have succeeded in enabling Virtualization-based Security by default on some capable hardware. As a result, to answer your question, you need to firstly test if you can keep virtualization in BIOS enabled while disabling VBS. Here are some articles for you to disable your VBS as well as for you to better understand VBS:

    How to disable VBS to run VMware :
    https://windowsreport.com/disable-credential-guard-windows-10/

    (Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.)

    What is VBS?

    https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/141743-virtualization-based-security-enabled-default-windows-10-a.html

    (Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.)

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/oem-vbs

    2) is there a way to run some apps with VBS disabled?
    For this question, just try to disable VBS as I suggested in question 1). Besides, if you have problems in disabling VBS, you can try this link:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/273880/disable-virtualization-based-security-for-nested-v.html

    Thanks for your support!

    BR,
    Joan


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