Because I am using a SSD-Harddrive as my System-Disk, I would like to minimize the amount of periodic disk-writes, while Windows is in an idle state.
Is it possible to boot up a cleansed Windows7, which would not excecute any write operations once it is in an idle state? Or will there be some internal process, which has to write something regulary or every now and then?
I tried to kill any unessentail process, using the SysinternalsSuite from MS, but after killing nearly any running process/service, the leftover system still made periodic writes to my SSD-Drive - and only to it.
This bothers me quite much, because I might invest in a small mSATA-Drive, instead of quickly wearing out my Vertex4.
I am of course aware, that it might be a solution to just use the standby mode, when in idle state, but this is just a cheap workaround and not a good solution for me.
Because this started to bug me really bad, I finally reinstalled Win7 x64, and to my suprise, although there is no network connection and nearly no processes running, after a basic install I have quite some noise on ProcessMonitor and still more HDD-activity, than I would like to have.
Durability aside, I would really like to know, how idle the most idle could be for a fresh Win7 x64 installation. So what is the most reduced running setup for Win7?
I already deactivated pagefile and hybernation, just in case. And am working on a list of running services and processes.