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  1.    15 Mar 2015 #51

    Yes, we can all agree, it was not a deluxe tool.
    But;
    It was free, it was universal, at the time every Windows 7 machine had it, and most people shopping for a system at their local store or else wise could easily compare scores to their current machines. First, thing I did when shopping my local Best Buy, would be to check the WEI. What is the harm in that? Early on, I had no clue whether to get an AMD or Intel machine. It simply served it's purpose.

    I am not defending it against better software, only it's usage.
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  2.    15 Mar 2015 #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust_No1 View Post
    Yes, we can all agree, it was not a deluxe tool.
    But;
    It was free, it was universal, at the time every Windows 7 machine had it, and most people shopping for a system at their local store or else wise could easily compare scores to their current machines. First, thing I did when shopping my local Best Buy, would be to check the WEI. What is the harm in that? Early on, I had no clue whether to get an AMD or Intel machine. It simply served it's purpose.

    I am not defending it against better software, only it's usage.
    With Windows 7 when I added 4GB for a total of 8GB RAM I knew the score would improve, the same when I traded the HDD for a SSD. that's better hardware. But what did interest me was any improvements when I updated my Intel HD2000 integrated graphics driver, once it was 2 points better. The scores might not really mean any thing but they did show if something was improved quick and visually clean without too much other Gobeltygook.
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  3.    15 Mar 2015 #53
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    The SIW (System Info for Windows) will tell you everything you need to know about your PC even all your license keys, temps, everything. Below, I got the lowest rating on my graphics probably because of driver issues with Win 10.

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  4.    15 Mar 2015 #54
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    there are lots of free programs that are better than wei. and imo using the wei to do my shopping isn't a good idea. 2 cpu could have a 1 point difference while one might be 2x faster in real world performance.
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  5.    15 Mar 2015 #55
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    I don't think WEI is taking shape of windows in to account either, you can have a dirty infected system, noticeably slower than it should be and still get good rating. There used to be, long time ago some program that bench-marked performance of Office programs by loading lets say a large and complicated spreadsheet and doing calculations. Similar for Word etc. Now that's a practical benchmark. Same goes for some games where computer plays it for you while displaying and recording frame rates. That's real life benchmark, more useful than general ones.
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  6.    15 Mar 2015 #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    The SIW (System Info for Windows) will tell you everything you need to know about your PC even all your license keys, temps, everything. Below, I got the lowest rating on my graphics probably because of driver issues with Win 10.
    Have they reintroduced a free version of SIW?
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  7.    15 Mar 2015 #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Have they reintroduced a free version of SIW?
    I don't know about the free version. Mine is a paid version which I got on a promotion (50% off). But I know there are existing free version as portable apps. But those may be outdated ones.
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  8.    15 Mar 2015 #58

    LOL listening to some of these comments bad mouthing WEI, makes it sound like Microsoft can't write any good software at all, gee but here we are, on a Windows Ten forum. Again, it was free, it was universal, it wasn't great but decent, it serves it's intended purpose, I don't understand the hostility towards it. I liked it, I miss it, I wish it would return, my final thoughts and opinion, no more from me on this topic.
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  9.    15 Mar 2015 #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust_No1 View Post
    LOL listening to some of these comments bad mouthing WEI, makes it sound like Microsoft can't write any good software at all, gee but here we are, on a Windows Ten forum. Again, it was free, it was universal, it wasn't great but decent, it serves it's intended purpose, I don't understand the hostility towards it. I liked it, I miss it, I wish it would return, my final thoughts and opinion, no more from me on this topic.
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  10.    16 Mar 2015 #60
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    I don't know if they would not want to or do not know how to write decent apps included in windows but there are better alternatives for all of them. I wish MS would release "naked" windows, nice clean system without their "free" applications and let me install what I need and want to. I say "free" under quotes because nothing is free there, cost of clean windows could be much lower than.
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