Although I’m not a big user of Windows, sometimes I use it to test my software and products. When switching to Windows Vista and Windows 7 I’ve always noticed a huge use of the disk.
Here are some tricks I’ve used to reduce such use
First of all make sure to disable indexing for the whole hard disk (checkbox “Allow files on this drive…”)
Then stop the Windows Search service and…
make sure it is disabled (right click and the Properties)
Finally, make sure that you have no scheduled defragmentation (you can check this by pressing “Defragment now…”
This should reduce disk access, hopefully
any comment and suggestion is more than welcome!