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ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver 2.0.10

Create or mount ISO files in seconds with this handy tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 20 November 2018
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Developer: Olof Lagerkvist
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ImDisk
Create or mount ISO files in seconds with this handy tool

ImDisk is a virtual disk driver with several applications. It can create RAM disks, for instance; mount existing disk images as virtual drives; or create new images from scratch in just a few clicks.

Do you have a CD or DVD image, for instance - perhaps an ISO or NRG file? Just right-click the file, select "Mount as ImDisk virtual Disk", and the ImDisk dialog will appear. If you know what you're doing then there are a lot of configuration options here (you can set the drive letter, the virtual disk size, the image file offset, device type, whether the drive should be removable, and more). But if you're not too technical, no problem, the default settings are fine, just click OK and within a few seconds the image will appear as a browsable virtual drive in Explorer.

Maybe you'd like to create an image of an existing optical disc? That's equally straightforward. Right-click the disk, select "Save disk contents as image file", and the program will create an ISO image for you.

ImDisk isn't restricted to working with CDs or DVDs, though. It can also create and load images of removable drives. And it may be able to work with hard drives, too, although this gets more complicated (the program can't mount full drives, only partitions.)

Once you've finished with a virtual drive then you can usually remove it by selecting "UnMount ImDisk Virtual Disk" from the right-click menu in Explorer. But if you need more power then a Control Panel applet acts as a central point from where you can create, configure and remove your drives and images.

ImDisk's extensive set of command line options mean you can any of this (and a whole lot more) from your own scripts or batch files.

And the author's extreme attention to compatibility issues means you can install the program on any edition of Windows from NT 4.0 (no, really) to Windows 8, on both 32 and 64-bit systems.

What's new in 2.0.10 (see changelog for more)?

- Fixed a problem with auto-detecting logical partitions in extended partitions. In this new version it also supports auto-detecting more than eight partitions

Verdict:

ImDisk is an excellent tool, packed with advanced functionality, yet also straightforward enough that even relative PC novices can use it.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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