In Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft included a neat little tool called Windows System Assessment Tool. This tool performs various tests on your hardware like CPU, Hard Drive, Graphics Card, etc., and gives you a Windows Experience Index score. The higher the score is, the better your system performs.
Unfortunately, starting from Windows 8, Microsoft removed the ability to see the Windows Experience Index score. This is mainly because there is better software out there that can give you accurate and consistent results. However, the Windows System Assessment tool is still present. Which simply means that you can manually run the tool and get the WEI score. Let me show you how.
Get Windows Experience Index Score
There are multiple ways to see the Windows Experience Index score in Windows 10. I will show three sure-fire ways to get the Windows 10 WEI score. All three methods are pretty simple and straightforward. Follow the one you like.
Note: To get accurate WEI score, make sure that you are not doing anything on your system. This is because Windows will run the Windows System Assessment tool to stress test your system. As such, running any intensive background programs might give you an inaccurate score.
Method #1: Performance Monitor
Windows has a built-in tool called Performance Monitor that is mainly designed to diagnose Windows system and provide you with useful and usable reports. As such, you can use the Performance Monitor tools see the Windows Experience Index score.
1. Open the start menu, search for Performance Monitor and open it.
2. If you’ve never used the Performance Monitor, you need to first run the diagnostics so that Windows can generate the WEI score. To do that, go to “Data Collector Sets -> System” on the left panel. Now, right-click on the “System Diagnostics” option and select the “Start” option.
3. The above action will start the testing and diagnostics process. It will a couple of minutes to complete.
4. Now, go to “Reports -> System -> System Diagnostics” on the left panel and select the latest result.
5. On the right panel, you will see a bunch of expanding tabs. Go to “Hardware -> Desktop Rating” tab.
6. In the Desktop Rating tab, expand the “Root” and then “Win32.WinSAT” result to see your WEI Score.
Method #2: Command Prompt
As an alternative, you can execute a single line command to get the Windows Experience Index score.
1. Open the start menu, search for “command prompt” and select the “Run as Administrator” option.
2. In the command prompt window, execute the below command.
3. Windows will now run the Windows System Assessment tool and give the WEI score.
Method #3: PowerShell
Just like with the command prompt, you can also use a PowerShell command to get the Windows Experience Index Score.
1. Open the Start menu, search for “PowerShell” and select the “Run as Administrator” option. This action will open PowerShell with admin rights.
2. Now, execute the below command and wait a few minutes to get your WEI score.
That is all. It is that simple to see the Windows Experience Index score in Windows 10.
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Comment below if you are facing any problems with the above methods and I will try to help as much as possible.