Windows Experience Index in Vista and Windows 7 is the simplest and easiest way to know the capabilities of a your PC’s hardware. The Windows Experience Index (WEI) in Windows 7 has been updated to reflect advances in processor, graphics, and hard disk technology.
Windows Experience Index (WEI) in Windows 7 assesses key system information on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9. A higher base score is better than a lower base score. It’s always a good idea to refresh the Experience Index once you install drivers for your newly installed hardware to get better score on the index.
If you have been using Windows 7 for a while or if you have been moving from Vista, then you probably know that the Windows Experience Index scores can be edited in a few steps.
Just like in Vista, Windows Experience Index can also be edited in Windows 7. You need to edit the XML file located in C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore folder. But if you don’t want play with the system file, then here is a smart utility to edit Windows 7 Experience Index (WEI).
Experience Index Editor (also known as Windows 7 Rating Changer) is a small utility for Windows 7 which helps you edit the Windows Experience Index scores with a click. With this tool, you can edit processor, memory (RAM), graphics, gaming graphics, and primary hard disk scores.
This is a freeware and works great on both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7.
Digital guy says
Only reason I can think of is to fool someone, who buys PC from you. It’s not like changing score would magically change real performance :)
cody nowlin says
the purpose of WEI is to get a score for your system performance on a scale from 0-8 based on several broad categories of hardware related benchmark tests. your index score will not be higher than the lowest valued category score. you can use this information to diagnose your system components to see what part of your system is reducing the overall performance of the computer so that you know what part of the hardware to upgrade in order to improve the overall performance.
Yes, that is true, what can we do to restore the original values of the system now?
I tried this software. Now how to do undo this. Even after removing the software the system rating doesn’t change to the default values.
what is the point of doing this? im just curious