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Last Update:

08 Aug 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Olof Lagerkvist


imdisk virtual disk drive image iso

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

This is not the latest version of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver available.

1.8.4 | Updated: 08 Aug 2014



Downloads of v 1.8.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Olof Lagerkvist

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.8.4

This is not the latest version of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver available.

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To install ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade imdisk -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade imdisk -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure imdisk installed
    name: imdisk
    state: present
    version: 1.8.4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'imdisk' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.8.4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: imdisk,
    Version: 1.8.4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller imdisk
   Name     = 'imdisk'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.8.4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'imdisk':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.8.4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install imdisk version="1.8.4" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 29 Oct 2014.


ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory.

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.10 1811 Sunday, December 2, 2018 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 6710 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 3314 Monday, August 15, 2016 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.9 3300 Saturday, January 2, 2016 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.6 363 Saturday, November 7, 2015 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 390 Saturday, June 20, 2015 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.9.4 351 Saturday, April 4, 2015 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.8.4 2335 Friday, August 8, 2014 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.7.6 688 Saturday, November 9, 2013 Approved

See all - or
Release 1.8.4 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • Fixed a bug in dispatching I/O flush requests, which could cause blue-screens under certain scenarios.

Release 1.8.3 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • Fixed a bug in dispatching I/O flush requests, which caused certain database engines and a few other uses to fail.

Release 1.8.2 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • New command line switch -P that can be used with -a to persist settings for creating a virtual disk in registry, or with -d to remove such settings for an existing virtual disk. Only a few, rather basic, settings could be saved in this way. Settings for formatting or similar that requires interaction with other applications are not possible to save with this new -P switch.
  • AWEAlloc driver: Protection against possible data corruption when multiple I/O requests are handled simultaneously. Not necessary when used with ImDisk, but could add some extra protection when awealloc is used from other applications or drivers.
  • ImageOffset REG_QWORD registry setting, to specify offset within image file. Implemented primarily to make it possible to save -b switch settings in registry.
  • Corrected some calls to IoCallDriver to make sure that not the wrong level driver is called in the device stack used for proxy communication. No problems have been reported because of this, though, but this correction makes sure that proxy communication works correctly even if filter drivers are loaded for the communication device.
  • Cache latest I/O block in the same way as in Arsenal Image Mounter, to be returned directly in dispatch routine. This could improve performance in cases where applications or filesystem drivers frequently access the same areas on the virtual disk.
  • AWEAlloc driver: Support for automatically expanding the in-memory "file" when writing beyond EOF.
  • Support for passing through IOCTL/FSCTL requests through ImDisk driver down to the image file. Could be useful to send direct filesystem control commands directly to the driver that handles the underlying image file..

Release 1.8.0 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • "Emergency remove" option in Control Panel applet. Similar to -R on command line.
  • Command line tool could get stuck in endless loop when error occurred when attempting to load hung driver. There are now a few further protections to avoid this.
  • Temporary drive letter assignment during formatting from command line tool. This will hopefully fix the problem with formatting wrong drive when drive letter is already defined by an already existing other device. It also means that it will be possible to format new virtual disks with no assigned drive letters, as long as a temporary drive letter could be assigned during format operation.
  • A minor mistake in imdisk.h, about ImDiskOpenDeviceByNumber: the description speaks of a "FileName" argument instead of "DeviceNumber".
  • Byte-swap feature. A new command line option to instruct driver to byte-swap all I/O buffers. This is useful when recovering files from harddisks from some embedded devices or similar that store data in reverse byte order.
  • Setup helper applications without crtdll.dll dependencies. This makes it easier to install on Windows Server Core editions where 32 bit crtdll.dll is not included.

This package has no dependencies.

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