Thinking of upgrading your PC hardware for an optimal experience but not knowing which piece of hardware is bottlenecking your performance. Perhaps you just want to figure out how’s your computer performing. Then you might want to run a Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) test.
WinSAT is a free tool that assesses the performance, characteristics, and capabilities of your processor, memory, graphic memory, and primary disk. Once the test has been completed, you get the reports in a Windows Experience Index score ranging from 1.0 to 9.9.
Follow the below steps to check your Windows Experience Index score on Windows 10. The first step of this guide requires you to update your Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score through Command Prompt.
How to Update Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Command Prompt
1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
2. Type the following command in the command prompt window and press Enter.
3. Wait for WinSAT to finish assessing your PC.
4. Once the assessment has been finished, you can check your Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score using any of the three methods mentioned below.
Method 1: How to See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in System Diagnostics Report
1. Open the Run dialog box, type perfmon, and click OK.
2. Once Performance Monitor opens, navigate to the following Reports > System > System Diagnostics.
3. Under System Diagnostics, click on the report that your PC just finish assessing.
4. Now on the right panel, expand the Hardware Configuration tab.
5. Then expand the Desktop Rating > Query > Returned Objects, and you will have the score.
Note: 8.1 is the base score which is equal to the lowest score.
Method 2: How to See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in WinSAT.xml File
1. Open File Explorer.
2. Put the following path in the Address Bar on Windows Explorer and hit Enter.
3. You will see a file designated as Formal.Assessment (Recent).WinSAT.xml file with the date of the assessment.
4. Open Formal.Assessment (Recent).WinSAT.xml file, you will find your Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score below <WinSPR> tag.
Method 3: How to See Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in PowerShell
1. Open Powershell.
2. Type the following command in the PowerShell window and press Enter.
All your WEI scores will be displayed.