In Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista, we had a feature called Windows Experience Index. Windows Experience Index feature was first introduced with Vista to help users easily measure their computer performance without having to use advanced benchmarking tools.
The Windows Experience Index feature basically rates your PC on five key components: Processor, Memory (RAM), Graphics, Gaming graphics, and primary hard disk. Each piece of these five critical hardware in your PC gets its own score called a subscore.
The base score indicates the lowest individual subscore. The feature was a craze among geeks back in the days, and there were many workarounds and tools to improve the WEI score.
Windows Experience Index is not part of Windows 10 (not present in Windows 8.1 as well). That said, Windows 10 still calculates scores for your PC’s components, but they are not shown by default. If you love the feature and want to get Windows Experience Index in Windows 10, you need to either use the PowerShell or third-party utilities to get the score.
Check WEI score via PowerShell
Step 1: At the PowerShell window, copy and paste the following code:
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_WinSAT
Press Enter key to view the Windows Experience score for your Windows 10 PC.
Use WEI Tool to get Windows Experience Index in Windows 10
Two free software out there to assess your computer and get the Windows Experience Index score in Windows 10. The one is WinAero WEI Tool, and the other is Chris PC Win Experience Index. Both the tools support 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10.
WEI Tool is a free software designed to get the Windows Experience Index feature in Windows 10. The tool allows you to re-run the assessment and also lets you save WEI ratings to an HTML file.
The cool thing about WinAero WEI Tool is that it’s a standalone utility, meaning you don’t need to install it. Unpack the zip file and run WEI.exe to view the Windows Experience Index score. This is undoubtedly the best software out there to get Windows Experience Index in Windows 10.
Use Chris PC Win Experience Index
Chris PC Win Experience Index is another free software out there to get Windows Experience Index in Windows 10. The tool rates your key components of your PC on a scale of 1.1 to 9.9 and allows you to share WEI score with others by exporting the ratings to a text file.
While there is nothing wrong with this software, the setup tries to install some crapware during the installation. So be watchful while installing this software.
If you come across a better or similar software to get Windows Experience Index in Windows 10, please let us know by leaving a comment.