I am using Windows 7 Pro. Using Process Monitor tool I see that Windows is constantly reading stuff and writing stuff to the hard drive.
Most of the time under
Process Name I can see what program is reading what. I am not always happy about what I see, as i.e why is process named
Chrome.exe reading stuff when I am not actively using it? Why are these various programs constantly reading and writing to various registry paths? And so on. But no matter, at least I know what software it is, so I can uninstall it or put blame on it if I need to.
But one process bugs me the most. It is
svchost.exe. It is reading a lot of things, and I want to know more about who and what is behind svchost. i.e.
- How do I find out what is the actual process/program that instructs svchost to read this or that file?
- I want to gather information to help me answer questions like "how do I turn off X", "how do I minimize writing from X", "Do I even need X"?
Note: this is part of my larger goal to minimize writing to HDD, because am installing SSD on my machine as an OS & Program only disk, and want to minimize I/O.