I took advantage of the $39 upgrade to Windows 8 pro. When I look at the task manager. All the Western Digital (Backup Engine, Smartware, Rules) processes together average 32% even though all the files are backed up. I didn’t see this with Win7 and this drains the battery very fast as the computer won’t idle.
I also switched my user account from admin to standard user.
I don’t really want to stop the backup.