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Notes About 64 Bit Edition

Starting with version 4.02, Sandboxie is now fully compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows, and provides all protection. The Experimental Protection setting is no longer needed and was removed.


Starting with version 3.44, Sandboxie offers full support for 64-bit editions of Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, and Windows 7.

The downloadable installer package SandboxieInstall.exe contains both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Sandboxie. To install Sandboxie, simply run the installer package, and it will automatically select the appropriate edition of Sandboxie.

Note that some editions of 64-bit Windows 7 can also run the 32-bit edition of Sandboxie in Windows XP Mode.


Full disclosure: The 64-bit edition of Sandboxie provides a reduced level of protection, compared to the 32-bit edition of Sandboxie, unless the Experimental Protection mode is enabled.

To enhance the protection of Sandboxie on 64-bit Windows, please enable the Experimental Protection command in the Configure Menu in Sandboxie Control.

For more informaton, and for a technical discussion about the two 64-bit protection modes, please see the Experimental Protection page.

It should be noted, however, that even when Experimental Protection is not enabled, the 64-bit edition of Sandboxie is still an adequate front line of defense against most types of malicious software.

Additionally, in order to compensate for this disadvantage, the 64-bit edition of Sandboxie enables the Drop Rights setting by default. This setting may need to be disabled before software can be installed into a sandbox.


Please note that the Experimental Protection feature is not offered in the 64-bit version of Windows 8.

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