I just installed two new virtual machines with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on our VMWare ESXi 5.1 Server and noticed a base load of about 800 Mhz without the machine doing actual work.
Now I wonder how one can reduce this to a minimum (e.g. my Linux fileserver has a minimum load of 6-10 Mhz, and Windows 2003 one of 40 Mhz). Believing Microsoft designed this OS to also run on mobile devices, there must be switches that stop the system from doing useless stuff. Any ideas?