Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10

    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10

    How to Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10
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    How to Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10

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    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.


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





    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10
    To Update Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Command Prompt

    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

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

    winsat formal

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

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    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10
    To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Games Explorer Folder

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type shell:games into Run, and click/tap on OK to open the Games Explorer folder

    2. You will now see the WEI base score. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you do not have a score or want a more current score, then use Option One above to update the WEI score.


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    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10
    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)
    Note   Note
    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)

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    Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10
    To See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in WinSAT.xml File

    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Copy and paste the path below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

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


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    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)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    15 Apr 2017 #1
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    Just tried it Shawn, my scores are identical to yours....at least in that screen shot.
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  2.    15 Apr 2017 #2
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    LOL, what a coincidence.

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  3.    16 Apr 2017 #3
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    I'm not quite satisfied with mine.
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  4.    16 Apr 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I'm not quite satisfied with mine.
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    Either was I, but I don't trust those results much anyhow Cliff.
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