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I have an SSD drive on the way that I plan to install Windows 8 onto, however, I want to minimize disk write to the SSD drive as much as possible.

Does unchecking "Turn on fast startup" in the System Settings prevent Windows 8 from writing running services to disk?

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what do you mean with "prevent Windows 8 from writing running services to disk"? If you disable fast startup, Windows does the "old-school" boot from older Windows versions –  magicandre1981 Nov 27 '12 at 16:46
    
I was looking for that "old-school" shutdown where programs are terminated rather than saved to disk. Wasn't sure whether disabling "Turn on fast startup" is the equivalent to this or whether there is a more complete way to shutdown the OS and not have it write to disk. –  Ein Doofus Nov 27 '12 at 16:53
    
programs are terminated in both shutdowns. Only the kernel, drivers and services where suspended and later resumed. If you want the "old-school" shutdown and boot, disabling fast startup is what you're looking for. –  magicandre1981 Nov 27 '12 at 16:54
    
Thanks magicandre1981. That's the exactly what I needed to know. –  Ein Doofus Nov 27 '12 at 16:56

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