How to make a RAM drive in Win7 64?

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


    In all my years of tweaking now i still have never made a RAM drive(the fact that i never had enough spare RAM to do so) I have now had 8GB for awhile now and pretty much 4GB of it is never in use. I would like to make a RAM drive for firefox and try that out.

    Any help appreciated!
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  2. Posts : 4,573
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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.
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    XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
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    Antman said:
    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), Bootland.net, and I'm sure other fine technical places.

    Check out Olof's link to Bootland.net (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.
    Aaah:
    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..
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  4. Posts : 2,111
    Win7 Build 7600 x86
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    Freeware Ramdisk ramdisk.zip - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

    Here is some info and tutorial.
    Free Ramdisk for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 2003 Server My Digital Life

    It has been confirmed to work on Win7 32 bit (not 64bit)
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  5. Posts : 2,111
    Win7 Build 7600 x86
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    Excellent Ramdisk both 32bit and 64bit version. Only $12

    Download and/or Buy RAMDisk
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  6. Posts : 1
    windows 7
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    404 error


    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.

    thanks


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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit RTM
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    this is a nice little tutorial i came by yesterday as i was doing some research before i installed my SSD.

    by the way it's FREEEEE!

    also it is compatible with all versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista (x86 and x64), Windows XP (x86 and x64), all editions of Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64), all editions of Windows server 2008 (x86 and x64).

    i may be new to the forums but i come with gifts.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 7
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    I tried this day before yesterday, I was disappointed with the results and so decided to uninstall it --- which began my problem. I tried to download and install Google Chrome since then and what I get is an error message that it cant download from R:\Temp ... Please how can I fix this? I just want to go back to the way it was before 'RamDisk'.
    I have a Gateway FX6831-03
    Last edited by Steve Bunnell; 17 Apr 2010 at 22:41. Reason: direct it to 'meanhoe
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  9. Posts : 3
    Windows 7
       #9

    meanhoe - my question was to you, i tried the software that you suggested
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 7
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    RamDisk


    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
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