On my HTPC and work VM, I enabled monitoring I/O Reads and i/O Writes in task manager and noticed that a process ‘jqs.exe’ had something like 30GB against it after just a day of running!
This illuminated why:
it keeps rereading some files to keep them in the system cache. What a hack!
Control panel – Java – Advanced – Miscellaneous has the checkbox to disable the quick starter.
Cant believe all these apps and their ‘quick starters’ that want to bog your system.