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    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10

    How to Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    07 Dec 2019
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    How to Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10


    The Windows Experience Index (WEI) uses Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) to measure the capability of your PC's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your PC will perform better and faster than a PC with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.

    WEI includes a subscore of five key areas of a PC's hardware: desktop graphics, 3D gaming graphics, system memory (RAM) throughput, sequential read throughput of the primary hard disk, and processor (CPU) processing speed and ability. Desktop graphics assessments are focused on the ways a window on the desktop displays and moves. Gaming graphics assessments are focused on the 3D capability of the computer.

    The base score is equal to the lowest of the subscores and is not an average of the subscores. The subscores can help show you what area is performing the lowest on your system if you are looking to upgrade your hardware.

    WEI reports the score of key system components on a scale of 1.0 to 9.9.

    This tutorial will show you how to get the Windows Experience Index (WEI) score in Windows 10 to help measure the capability of your PC without 3rd party programs.

    The 3D graphics index score is no longer valid in windows 10. It calculates sets a 9.9 score by default now.

    "We no longer run the D3D test. Returned scores and metrics are hardcoded sentinel values."



    Contents

    • Option One: To Update Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Command Prompt
    • Option Two: To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in System Diagnostics Report
    • Option Three: To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in WinSAT.xml File
    • Option Four: To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in PowerShell






    OPTION ONE

    To Update Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Command Prompt


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Type the winsat formal command into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-winsat_formal_command-1.jpg

    3 When WinSAT has finished assessing your PC, you can view the WEI score using Option Two, Option Four, or Option Five below. (see screenshot below)

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-winsat_formal_command-2.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in System Diagnostics Report


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type perfmon into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Performance Monitor.

    2 Expand open Reports, System, and System Diagnostics in the left pane of Performance Monitor. (see screenshot below)

    3 Under System Diagnostics, click/tap on a report that was created (collected) on the date and time you want to view. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not have a system diagnostics report available or want a more current report, then you can generate a new system diagnostics report.


    4 In the report, click/tap on Hardware Configuration to expand it open , click/tap on Desktop Rating to expand it open, expand open Query, and expand open Returned Objects. (see screenshot below)

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-wei_score_in_system_diagnostics_report.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in WinSAT.xml File


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Copy and paste the %windir%\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore path into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-winsat.xml-1.jpg

    3 Open the Formal.Assessment (Recent).WinSAT.xml file with the most recent date. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not have a Formal.Assessment (Recent).WinSAT.xml file or want a more current report, then use Option One above to update the WEI score.

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-winsat.xml-2.jpg

    4 Look for the part between the <WinSPR> tags in the .xml file to see what your PC's WEI subscores and base score are. SystemScore will be the base score. (see screenshot below)

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-winsat.xml-3.jpg






    OPTION FOUR

    To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in PowerShell


    1 Open PowerShell.

    2 Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Get-CimInstance Win32_WinSat

    The WinSPRLevel is the WEI score. You can use Option One above to update the WEI score.

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-wei_score_powershell.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. OldMike65's Avatar
    Posts : 117,872
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.434
       #1

    Just tried it Shawn, my scores are identical to yours....at least in that screen shot. :)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    LOL, what a coincidence.

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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 26,192
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #3

    I'm not quite satisfied with mine.
    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-image.png
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  4. OldMike65's Avatar
    Posts : 117,872
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.434
       #4

    Cliff S said:
    I'm not quite satisfied with mine.
    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-image.png
    Either was I, but I don't trust those results much anyhow Cliff. :)
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 22,680
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    The shell:games used in Option Two appears to have been removed in 1803.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thank you Bree. I added a note under Option Two to help make everyone aware.
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  7. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 4,220
    Windows 10
       #7

    I get an error part-way in when running WinSAT formal. Here's the PowerShell output

    Code:
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> winsat formal
    Windows System Assessment Tool
    > Running the Formal Assessment
    > Running: Feature Enumeration ''
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: System memory performance assessment ''
    > Run Time 00:00:05.17
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > CPU LZW Compression                          863.74 MB/s
    > CPU AES256 Encryption                        5789.47 MB/s
    > CPU Vista Compression                        2143.87 MB/s
    > CPU SHA1 Hash                                2442.55 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU LZW Compression                  158.33 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption                788.30 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU Vista Compression                425.31 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash                        586.19 MB/s
    > Memory Performance                           26222.49 MB/s
    > Video Memory Throughput                      84467.50 MB/s
    > Dshow Video Encode Time                      0.00000 s
    > Dshow Video Decode Time                      0.00000 s
    > Media Foundation Decode Time                 0.00000 s
    > Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   2164.36 MB/s          9.1
    > Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       948.18 MB/s          8.8
    Error in saving results to the datastore            exe\main.cpp(4699)
    > Total Run Time 00:00:06.11
    Anybody have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? Looks like the memory assessment and graphics assessment complete OK, but it's bombing out on the disk i/o segment, based on the XML files present in the ...\WinSAT\DataStore folder.
    TIA for your help and suggestions,
    --Ed--
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  8. Superfly's Avatar
    Posts : 3,439
       #8

    EdTittel said:
    I get an error part-way in when running WinSAT formal. Here's the PowerShell output

    Code:
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> winsat formal
    Windows System Assessment Tool
    > Running the Formal Assessment
    > Running: Feature Enumeration ''
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: System memory performance assessment ''
    > Run Time 00:00:05.17
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > CPU LZW Compression                          863.74 MB/s
    > CPU AES256 Encryption                        5789.47 MB/s
    > CPU Vista Compression                        2143.87 MB/s
    > CPU SHA1 Hash                                2442.55 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU LZW Compression                  158.33 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption                788.30 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU Vista Compression                425.31 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash                        586.19 MB/s
    > Memory Performance                           26222.49 MB/s
    > Video Memory Throughput                      84467.50 MB/s
    > Dshow Video Encode Time                      0.00000 s
    > Dshow Video Decode Time                      0.00000 s
    > Media Foundation Decode Time                 0.00000 s
    > Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   2164.36 MB/s          9.1
    > Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       948.18 MB/s          8.8
    Error in saving results to the datastore            exe\main.cpp(4699)
    > Total Run Time 00:00:06.11
    Anybody have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? Looks like the memory assessment and graphics assessment complete OK, but it's bombing out on the disk i/o segment, based on the XML files present in the ...\WinSAT\DataStore folder.
    TIA for your help and suggestions,
    --Ed--
    Nope.. no bombs

    Code:
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> winsat formal
    Windows System Assessment Tool
    > Running the Formal Assessment
    > Running: Feature Enumeration ''
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-aname DWM -time 10 -fbc 10 -disp off -normalw 1 -alphaw 2 -width 1280 -height 1024 -winwidth C(1144) -winheight C(915) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -nolock'
    > Assessing Desktop Graphics Performance
    > Run Time 00:00:11.77
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-aname Batch -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 300 -batchcnt C(10) -objs C(26) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -texpobj C(1)'
    > Assessing DirectX Batch Performance
    > Run Time 00:00:00.19
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-aname Alpha -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 300 -batchcnt C(75) -objs C(26) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -texpobj C(1)'
    > Assessing DirectX Alpha blend Performance
    > Run Time 00:00:00.19
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-aname Tex -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 500 -batchcnt C(125) -objs C(20) -noalpha -texshader -totaltex 10 -texpobj C(4) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3'
    > Assessing DirectX Texture load Performance
    > Run Time 00:00:00.28
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-aname ALU -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 500 -batchcnt C(125) -objs C(20) -noalpha -alushader -totaltex 10 -texpobj C(1) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3'
    > Assessing DirectX ALU Performance
    > Run Time 00:00:00.16
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-dx10  -aname Batch -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 300 -batchcnt C(10) -objs C(26) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -texpobj C(1)'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-dx10  -aname Alpha -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 300 -batchcnt C(75) -objs C(26) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -texpobj C(1)'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-dx10  -aname Tex -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 500 -batchcnt C(125) -objs C(20) -noalpha -texshader -totaltex 10 -texpobj C(4) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-dx10  -aname ALU -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 500 -batchcnt C(125) -objs C(20) -noalpha -alushader -totaltex 10 -texpobj C(1) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.02
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-dx10  -aname GeomF4 -time 7 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 150;200;241 -batchcnt C(50);C(200);C(300) -objs C(12);C(26);C(45) -noalpha -geomf4shader -texpobj C(0) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -tierframes 60 -tiertime 1'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-dx10  -aname GeomV8 -time 7 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 75;100;120 -batchcnt C(25);C(100);C(150) -objs C(8);C(17);C(29) -noalpha -geomv8shader -texpobj C(0) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -tierframes 60 -tiertime 1'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-dx10  -aname CBuffer -time 5 -fbc 10 -disp off -animate 10 -width 1280 -height 1024 -totalobj 75 -batchcnt C(25) -objs C(8) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -texpobj C(1) -cbuffershader -cbufa 2 -cbuff 5 -cbufp 6'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > CPU LZW Compression                          282.03 MB/s
    > CPU AES256 Encryption                        2139.31 MB/s
    > CPU Vista Compression                        725.93 MB/s
    > CPU SHA1 Hash                                915.70 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU LZW Compression                  121.50 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption                611.24 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU Vista Compression                335.18 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash                        456.47 MB/s
    > Memory Performance                           14271.96 MB/s
    > Direct3D Batch Performance                   42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance             42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D ALU Performance                     42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Texture Load Performance            42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Batch Performance                   42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance             42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D ALU Performance                     42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Texture Load Performance            42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Geometry Performance                42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Geometry Performance                42.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance         42.00 F/s
    > Video Memory Throughput                      4336.22 MB/s
    > Dshow Video Encode Time                      0.00000 s
    > Dshow Video Decode Time                      0.00000 s
    > Media Foundation Decode Time                 0.00000 s
    > Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   113.80 MB/s          6.8
    > Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       1.52 MB/s          4.0
    It's very verbose tho'?
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  9. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
    Posts : 8,746
    Windows 10 Pro on all on various machines version 21H1
       #9

    Hello Shawn am really unsure of what the different options are telling me but if I use Option 1 is that final number the WEI??

    See my pic as Option 1 looks to me to be the easiest method to use.

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10-wei.png
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