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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/28/2015.

64-bit Vim for 64-bit Windows, with 64-bit Python 2.7 and 3.4 support, 64-bit Lua 5.2 support, and 64-bit Ruby 2.0.0 support (via RubyInstaller). Compiled with HUGE feature set and full optimizations for speed. Includes both the GUI (gvim.exe) and console (vim.exe) executables. Updated weekly.

To install vim-x64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vim-x64 --version 7.4.827

To upgrade vim-x64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vim-x64 --version 7.4.827


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'vim-x64' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $fileFullPath = "$ENV:Temp\vim-x64.exe"
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $version = '7.4.827'
    $url = "${version}_x64.exe"
    $checksum = 'e12f770e30320ffb792ae2974d8a38aa7c4f6855'
    $checksumType = 'SHA1'
    # Elevation bug, omitted until further notice
    #Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $fileFullPath $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
    Start-Process -FilePath $fileFullPath -ArgumentList $silentArgs -Verb RunAs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'vim-x64'
    $registryUninstallerKeyName = 'Vim 7.4'
    $shouldUninstall = $true
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $machine_key   = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $file = $machine_key `
        | ?{ Test-Path $_ } `
        | Get-ItemProperty `
        | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString
    if ($file -eq $null -or $file -eq '') {
        Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
        $shouldUninstall = $false
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    #$silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    #if (!(Test-Path $file)) {
    #    Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    #    $shouldUninstall = $false
    if ($shouldUninstall) {
     # Enforce elevation until chocolatey bug is resolved
     Start-Process powershell -ArgumentList "Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $file" -Verb RunAs
     # Uninstaller doesn't seem to work properly, so let's clean up after it
     # Explorer handle prevents removal, reboot explorer
     Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'explorer' } | Stop-Process
     # I hope you don't have any documents open in the editor you're uninstalling...
     Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'vim'      } | Stop-Process
     Get-Process | Where { $ -eq 'gvim'     } | Stop-Process
     Start-Process PowerShell -ArgumentList "-File $scriptPath\housekeeping.ps1" -Verb RunAs
  • tools\housekeeping.ps1 Show
    Remove-Item -Path "$ENV:ProgramFiles\Vim" -Force -Recurse
    Remove-Item -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vim 7.4' -Force -Recurse
    Remove-Item -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Vim' -Force -Recurse

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Software Author(s)

  • Build: veegee developer: vim team


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Vim x64 7.4.1817 156 Thursday, May 5, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1796 320 Friday, April 29, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1759 249 Thursday, April 21, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1739 287 Friday, April 15, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1713 338 Thursday, April 7, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1709 253 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1689 273 Thursday, March 31, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1646 283 Friday, March 25, 2016 approved
Vim x64 7.4.1641 246 Thursday, March 24, 2016 approved
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