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Last Update:

04 Apr 2015

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.

1.9.4 | Updated: 04 Apr 2015



Downloads of v 1.9.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Olof Lagerkvist

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.9.4

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: 1.9.4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'imdisk' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.9.4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: imdisk,
    Version: 1.9.4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller imdisk
   Name     = 'imdisk'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.9.4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'imdisk':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.9.4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install imdisk version="1.9.4" 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 20 Dec 2015.


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.

$overrideArguments = $env:chocolateyInstallOverride
if (!$overrideArguments)
    Write-Host "Silent mode set"
$url = ''
Install-ChocolateyPackage 'imdisk' 'exe' '-y' "$url" "$url"

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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 3299 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 1.9.4 350 Saturday, April 4, 2015 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.8.4 2335 Friday, August 8, 2014 Approved
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.7.6 687 Saturday, November 9, 2013 Approved

See all -
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.9.4.

  • Fixed bug in awealloc driver that appeared in version 1.9.3. This bug made it impossible to use physical RAM as storage for virtual disks.

ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.9.3.

  • Uninstall script now shows Control Panel applet if there are any existing drives that can be removed by user. If devices exist that are already in the process of being removed, uninstall carries on and may ask for reboot at the end.
  • Corrected bug in command line tool. The -m #: syntax did not work if it appeared before -a on the command line.
  • Fixed bug that could cause image file saving to fail. This happened when dismounting a memory backed disk from Explorer context menu and this disk had been created without using an image file.
  • Symbolic links are now created for each ImDisk device. Device number 0 can be opened using path \?\ImDisk0 from a Win32 application.

Bugfix release 1.9.2 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • Data corruption could occur when loading large disk images into virtual memory on Windows XP and older Windows versions. Thanks to v77 for reporting this bug.

Bugfix release 1.9.1 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • There was a problem related to drive letters when mounting drives in Control Panel applet in 32 bit version of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 1.9.0. Thanks to v77 for reporting this bug.

Release 1.9.0 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • AWEAlloc: "Error" event log records changed severity level to "Information".
  • AWEAlloc: Possible performance reducing code path corrected in AWEAlloc. Page mapping function had a local unwind from exception protection code. Some tests show that AWEAlloc memory disk access performance has increased by around 4-5 %.
  • ImDisk virtual disk objects now support ZwQueryInformationFile/FileStandardInformation to query size as file size.
  • devio.exe 3.03: Supports --novhd switch to disable dynamic vhd file detection.
  • devio.exe 3.03: Safer detection of dynamic vhd format (no longer detects diff format).
  • ImDisk "raw" (non-disk) mode now supports file pointer requests to emulate one single file volume.
  • Added a few more security checks to various function calls in ImDisk and AWEAlloc.
  • ImDisk now ignores any errors when attempting to read volume boot record to auto-detect geometry parameters.
  • ImDisk source code: Cleaned up annotations and debug asserts.
  • ImDisk API: New API functions for manually sending shell notifications for arrived or removed drive letters.
  • ImDisk, fixed bug: Notifications on drive removal did not remove MountPoints/MountPoints2 registry keys.
  • Fixed missing function exports in "core version" of imdisk.cpl.

Release 1.8.5 of ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

  • Update/install scripts now make sure to kill any existing helper service process before updating any files. Hopefully this solves most of the cases where reboot have been needed after uninstall/upgrade.
  • API library change. When IMDISK_API_NO_BROADCAST_NOTIFY is active, create and remove routines now pass the DDD_NO_BROADCAST_SYSTEM flag to DefineDosDevice (on Windows 2000 or later).
  • Fixed some typos in help texts. Thanks to "v77".
  • Kernel driver change. Device threads now use NtReadFile/NtWriteFile instead of ZwReadFile/ZwWriteFile when reading and writing image files directly. This change is to improve performance and reduce risks for resource deadlocks in filesystem drivers.

This package has no dependencies.

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