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Windows 7: How to make a RAM drive in Win7 64?

18 Apr 2010   #11
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

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I am entering my message here as well as I am not sure where it is best to enter a question - 'Advanced or 'Post a Quick Reply.
I read the message from 'meanhoe and downloaded and installed the software that he suggested --- RamDisk. I was disappointed with results and so uninstalled it. But now when I tried to download and install Google's Chrome I got an error message that it couldnt download from R:\Temp --- I no longer have an R:\Temp, can you help me Please? I would just like to go back to the way things were before 'RamDisk
Which browser are you using? In the browser options, change the location of the temp internet files back to the default location.

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11 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x

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Well, the old ramdrive.sys is gone, so nothing native. I just downloaded this today. There are others, more expensive.

Haven't installed it yet.
This might be fun to play with:
"ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver", at:

LTR Data

It's been discussed in the 911CD forums (BartPE),, and I'm sure other fine technical places.

Check out Olof's link to (his "home"), especially this post, found there:
How do I recreate a ram disk with reboot?

"jaclaz" has provided many people, on various forums, with excellent help when in dire situations,
but gets disturbed when noobs don't RTFM (can't blame him here)...

I like to create a B:\ 1440K floppy, and format it, when playing around with the original "F83 for IBM PC" (Laxen and Perry)...
I run mostly XP Pro, but I think it ran OK under Win7 32-bit...
Dunno about x64.
The install package works on Windows NT 3.51/NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Special note for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
On Vista and Server 2008 you need to either turn off UAC, User Access Control, or setup the driver to auto-load on system startup..
64 bit drivers are now digitally signed with a certificate trusted by Microsoft.
This means that ImDisk now works Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 even without running it testsigning mode.

I am wondering if I could install both Dataram RAMDisk and ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver on the same operating system. Any conflicts?
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28 Sep 2011   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

There is one thing I don't understand though.

1) If I am using a RAMDisk for my internet cache, and if I load the disk image on startup and I save the disk on shutdown, what would my internet cache setting in the browser should be? I mean, should I set up Firefox to clear its internet cache when I close Firefox like I do now or not?

2) And if I do set up Firefox to clear its internet cache when I close Firefox, what happens to the RAMDisk image that I save on shutdown? I mean, since Firefox clears its cache when it closes and that happens before shutdown, then when RAMDisk saves the image on shutdown, what then is there to save if the cache has already been cleared?

3) What about the junk cleaners that most of us use, like CCleaner and such. Should I set them up to clear the internet cache once a week like I do now or not?

Thank you for putting up with my ignorance.
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02 Apr 2012   #14

W7 Ultimate x64

Last post is 188 days old, yawn:

Ok, so not tried this yet myself but if you have RAMDISK driver there should be no problem installing it on W7 and using it, according to MS:

FILE: Ramdisk.sys sample driver for Windows 2000

I imagine you would need to manually backup the drive before rebooting.
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02 Apr 2012   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

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Last post is 188 days old, yawn:

Ok, so not tried this yet myself but if you have RAMDISK driver there should be no problem installing it on W7 and using it, according to MS:

FILE: Ramdisk.sys sample driver for Windows 2000

I imagine you would need to manually backup the drive before rebooting.
You HAVE to backup the ramdrive before rebooting, because ram is volitle memory.
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14 Mar 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ehofehof View Post
The link / site you posted ("Download and/or Buy RAMDisk") no longer hosts any ram drive business or information.

("Excellent Ramdisk both 32bit and 64bit version. Only $12")

Do you have any different address(s) for a source?
I have about given up finding a functional freeware Ram Drive device driver that will load w/ W7 64b.


The brand new site can now been found at RAMDisk for W2k / XP / Vista / Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / Windows 7 / Windows 8
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