Remember the Windows Experience Index? The Windows Experience Index was a quick way for Windows users to detect their entire computer performance and where there was an immediate problem.
Microsoft removed the graphic version of the Windows Experience Index in Windows 8.1 But the built-in tool, Windows System Assessment Tool, remains. Better still, you can easily access older performance ratings.
Here’s how you can see your Windows Experience Index on Windows 10.
1. Run WinSAT to generate the Windows Experience Index
In Windows 10. Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) resides. You can use WinSAT to generate the Windows Experience Index for your processor, graphics card, memory speed and more.
The following process generates a Windows experience index and then exports it to an XML file.
Type the command in your Start Menu Search bar, right-click on the best match and select Run as administrator.
When the command prompt opens, input the following command: Virat Formal
Wait for the process to complete. When this is complete, you can find the XML file in C: \ Windows \ Performance \ WinSAT \ DataStore.
See a set of files in the date you are running a trial. Open the XML file that looks like “[date of trial] formality .VinSAT.xml” recently.
When prompted, select your Internet browser to view the XML file. Your browser will make XML data readable.
2. Use Windows PowerShell
You can also use the WinSAT command in Windows PowerShell. The command works almost evenly and gives you a lot of cleaner output.
Type the powers in your Start menu search bar, right-click on Windows PowerShell, and select Run as administrator.
Your overall Windows Experience Index is listed with WinSPRLevel.
3. Use Performance Monitor and System Diagnostics
If there is no current score then how do you score here or do system scans. Type and select the display in your Start menu search bar performance Monitor. Under the performance, the Data Collector Set> System> Head of System Diagnostics. Right-click on System Diagnostics and select Start. The system will run diagnostic, gather information about your system.
Now, Head of Reports> System> System Diagnostics> [Computer Name]. After selecting your computer’s name, the system diagnostic report will appear. Scroll down the report until you find the hardware configuration
Expand desktop ratings, then two additional dropdowns, and you get your Windows Experience Index there.
4. Winaero WEI Tool
The Winaero WEI tool is a basic but easy tool that you can use to create Visual Windows Experience Index. The Winaero WEI tool is lightweight and takes seconds to give your system a score. There are also some handy screenshot tools built-in.
Windows Experience Index Options
The Windows Experience Index was not a great way to estimate your system’s performance. There is only one serious limit. Your Windows Experience Index value comes from your lowest performing hardware. In my case, despite getting high scores for CPU, Direct 3D, graphics and memory, my disk speed brings down my overall score.
A low score can alert you to a hitch in your system. My system score falls because I have several drives, some of which are old, lumbering hard drives.
Overall, the Windows Experience Index is not the best way to detect the performance of your system, or where you can improve it, either. Here are two options of the Windows Experience Index, which give you the necessary information.
1. SiSoftware Sandra
SiSoftware Sandra (System ANaylzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a system benchmarking tool that you can use to test your hardware against other users. Sandra has an online reference database that you can use to compare personal aspects of your system, such as your processor or internet connection, then compare other systems when the system upgrade is worth it.
2. User Benchmark
Another useful option is UserBenchmark. UserBenchmark runs a suite of benchmarking tools on your system, then opens the results in your default Internet browser. Then you can compare your results with thousands of other userbankmark users, find out how your system ranks in comparison.