How to Check the Window Experience Index Score of Your Windows 10 PC

Windows Experience Index (WEI) score is a score that states your computer’s hardware performance characteristics and capabilities. WEI score implies how good your PC is at handling various tasks.

The Windows System Assessment Tool (Win SAT) calculates the WEI score. It reports individual scores of the various hardware components of your PC and states the hardware component with the lowest score as your PC’s Window Experience Index Score. For windows 10 PCs it’s on a scale of 1-10. 

How to Determine the WEI Scores of Your Windows 10 PC

  1. Locate the command prompt app, (you can use the search feature), right click and run it as administrator.
  2. In the command prompt interface, type, winsat formal, as shown and press enter.
  3. The WinSAT command will run and determine the WEI scores, wait for it to finish, it can take a while.
  4. When finished it will state total time it took to complete the process.

Close command prompt then navigate to your PC’s main disk storage. In this case, Local Disk (C:), yours may have a different name.

Click on it, then Windows, Performance, Win SAT, Data Store

Inside the data store folder you will see files containing the WEI scores of major hardware components.

For summary of these scores, open the file containing the name formal assessment; Right click and use a browser to open.

You will see the WinSat scores as shown.

The system score of 5.9 is the Windows experience Index Score for the PC tested. It is the same as the hard disk score which is the lowest score of all the hardware components measured.

To get a better presentation of WEI score you can run the PowerShell app. Run it as administrator. At the command prompt, type;

Get-CimInstance Win32_WinSat as shown.  The Windows Experience Index score is revealed.

Another way you can do this is through the Performance Monitor app.

In Performance Monitor, expand data collector sets, expand System then click and start System Diagnostics.

Then, expand Reports followed by System, then System Diagnostics.

Under System Diagnostics, click on the report file that bears your computer name.

To the right of the interface expand Hardware Configuration, then Desktop Rating.

Inside Desktop Rating, click the plus sign to the left of Query, then the plus sign next to Returned Objects. The WinSat Scores are revealed.

As stated earlier the score of the least performing hardware is the WEI Score. It is intended to show the particular hardware creating a bottleneck in the system.In this case the Hard Disk Drive. Replacing with a Solid State Drive (SSD) will improve WEI score. 

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