Using a modern browser in the Windows Sandbox
5 February 2021
As of February 2012 the Windows Sandbox feature still comes with the original Microsoft Edge browser which is not longer updated.
Installing a more modern browser is possible, but you have to do every time you start up the Sandbox.
Here's way to get around this.
Now after you start up the Sandbox after a short while a browser icon will appear on the desktop, click it and browse away.
- Get a modern portable browser and place it in a directory on your host machine
- Create a MappedFolder in your wsb file pointing to the directory where the portable browser is located, make sure it is readonly.
- Create a batch file and a Windows lnk and place it into the portable browser directory.
- Create a LogonCommand in your wsb file that copies the browser files and a link file to the sandbox.
Details coming up soon