Artificially Raise Your Windows Experience Index for Windows 7

When you first install and run Windows 7, it will calculate your Windows Experience Index score to evaluate your computer’s speed and graphics capabilities. Microsoft defines the Windows Experience Index as the following: “The Windows Experience Index is a new feature built into Windows 7 that is designed to help you better understand how well Windows 7 and other software will perform on your PC.

Your computer, running Windows 7, is assigned a rating number called a “base score” that is achieved by measuring the capability of your computer’s hardware configuration. This base score rating will help you to more confidently buy additional hardware, programs, and software that are matched to your computer’s base score.”

WEI has been a point of contention for many Windows 7 users because the WEI scores tend to be extremely low. Unfortunately, some software requires your WEI score to be above a certain threshold for all the features to work. Fortunately, it is easy to artificially raise your WEI score by modifying the configuration file.

Note : For doing thing you should be logged in as adminintrator (Or should be able to take ownership of a file or folder, to know how to take ownership of a file or folder go to)

1. The first step is to check your current score. In order to check your WEI score, go to to Start >> Computer >> System Properties >> Performance Information and tools

2.Navigate to the following directory: C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

Then delete all the files in that folder.

3.Re-run the assessment.

4.You will see your recent score in Start >> Computer >> System Properties >> Performance Information and tools.

5.Navigate to the following directory: C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

right click 2010-01-22 05.36.14.809 Formal.Assessment (Initial).WinSAT.xml(date will be your    system date and time at the point of rerunning assessment) and open with wordpad.

Open it with wordpad….


The scores are the values written in the marked portion. The system score 3.4, memory score 4.5….

We edit those to our needs ….

The end result….

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Happy computing>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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3 comments on “Artificially Raise Your Windows Experience Index for Windows 7

  1. Great work dude..way to go!

  2. anonymous says:

    Why not change it to something like this:
    8.7
    8.9
    9.1
    8.8
    9.0

    These numbers look way better than 7.9. 7.9 is an ugly #.

  3. jithin says:

    There is a nice tool avilable for chaging windows 7 rating ‘Windows Rating Changer’ by jtechsoftwares Visit and download :http://www.jtechsoftwares.in/windows-rating-changer.html

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