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Windows Experience Index (WEI) / WinSAT results show all zeros on Windows 8.1 machine

I am trying to calculate my WEI/WinSAT scores on a Windows 8.1 machine (Lenovo ThinkPad W530). Since the WEI graphical user interface has been removed in Windows 8.1 I am using the command line ...
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435 views

Windows Experience Index Issue

My laptop is Lenvo ideaPad Z500, it has two graphic cards Intel HD NVIDIA™ GeForce™ GT 635M DirectX™ 11 The experience index of my computer is 5,1. I think that it's because intel card is set ...
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5.9 experience index score for a last generation Samsung SSD

I got a Samsung 840 Pro and I reinstalled windows. Before this, I had a score of 4.5 with my old HDD drive. For Samsung I got a shameful 5.9 (since this device has the lowest score, the whole laptop ...
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Why do I get such horrible WEI scores for graphics in my workstation?

My workstation is made up of the following: Apevia Case Asus p6t6 WS evolution Xeon w3540 quad core 8 threads 8m cache 4.80 gt/s 2.93GHZ 8GB Kingston 1333 OC 2 Visiontek Radeon GPU's HD7850 4gb ...
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Is a WEI score of 9.9 even possible with today's hardware? [closed]

I have read many reports online of people who are trying to max the new WEI in Windows 8 to the 9.9 score, but haven't found anyone who actually made it happen. Is 9.9 even possible with today's ...
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136 views

What does windows experience index test?

What underlying benchmarks does windows experience index (winsat) test? Some specific questions are: Does the processor score include single-threaded performance? Is memory score based on the speed ...
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1answer
688 views

What makes the windows experience index not applicable on battery?

See the title. The powerplan is the same as if were plugged in and graphics card settings are all set to as if it was plugged in. Why does windows say that the windows experience index isnt ...
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536 views

Memory Speed dependent on CPU

Is memory performance dependent on the cpu speed, NB, HT, or bus speed? Will a faster CPU yield better memory performance (for example in windows experience index).
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Windows Experience Index 6.7 for Graphics vs. 3.5?

I have a Windows 7 PC and just got a new video card 2GB ($45) which gives me the WEI of 6.7 for graphics and gaming graphics. Up from 3.5 rating of the old 512MB card. I don't play games or editing ...
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614 views

Windows Experience Index doesn't complete, HAL error in event viewer

So, I was just randomly digging around my laptop and found a couple of weird things. First, the Windows Experience Index goes through its motions, completes all the tests and then throws up this ...
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Windows Experience Index could not be computed

I've upgraded recently from Windows Vista to Windows 8. When I try to rate my computer, it accesses DirectX 9 performance, then processes to DirectX 10 tests: And it gets stuck at this point. In ...
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Windows Experience Index could not be computed - disk assessment fails

When trying to rate my system's performance with the Windows Experience Index, I get an error: The Windows Experience Index for your system could not be computed. Could not measure storage ...
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968 views

Is the Windows Experience Index calculation the same on Windows 7 and 8

Is the Windows Experience Index score calculated the same way on Windows 7 and 8?
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Performance required to improve Windows Experience Index?

Is there a guide on the metrics required to obtain a certain Windows Experience Index? A Microsoft guy said in January 2009: On the matter of transparency, it is indeed our plan to disclose in ...
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Windows 7 theme automatically switched from Aero to basic and back. Is there a log for what caused this?

This happened to me yesterday, and I just want to rule out that anything malicious was going on. I should probably also mention that it switched back to Aero after a minute or two. edit: I have ...
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Windows Experience Index dropped after adding dedicated graphics card

I purchased a new PC with a Gigabye Z68X-UD3H-B3. I had a Radeon HD 5450 graphics card spare, so I've added that instead of using the onboard graphics as I just presumed it would be better. But, my ...
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Avoiding the mess of installing programs? [closed]

I've learned to be very cautious about the programs I install, not so much because of viruses (thank you ESET), but because of all the random junk that programs tend to generate. They create all sorts ...
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After increasing RAM size, Windows Experience graphics index rating went down

I own a Sony Vaio CB17 laptop with an Intel i7 processor and dual switchable graphics card: Intel HD and a Radeon 6630M. Originally, the laptop came with 4 GB RMA (DDR3 1333), but then I thought it ...
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Should software encryption affect the “Disk data transfer rate” from Windows Experience?

My company mandates Software Encryption for all laptops. I dragged my feet because I did not want to have anything between me and my data. But I was finally pushed into it. I installed it and I am ...
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1answer
638 views

Why is my SSD WEI score decreasing rapidly?

My 120 gig SSD started out as 7.5 when it was fresh (windows was installed on it), and after a week or so it decreased to a 7.3. Two months later, it's now at 6.9. I think TRIM is turned on after I ...
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2answers
718 views

Windows Experience Index Can't Complete Its Run

Windows Experience Index Can't Complete Its Run WEI starts OK and shows it is accessing...as it runs through its normal cycle, but then quits; it displays an error message stating it could not ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows Experience Index score on two CPU not as expected

I have a Dell XPS 720, from 2008, running an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4Ghz, and a new MacBook Pro running Intel Core i7 M640 @ 2.8Ghz. (The MBP was obviously "boot camped") I had expected the MBP ...
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Windows Experience Index = 7.9, then what?

Say you get 7.9, which is the maximum score with windows Experience Index, with your current hardware. Next year the hardware is faster. If you already got the max score, what does it mean to upgrade ...
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1answer
5k views

Why can't I get my Windows Experience Index?

Whenever I try to get my WEI I get this error: Could not measure video playback performance. At first I had the MS provided drivers for my ATI X series card so I went to AMD to get new drivers and ...
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1answer
6k views

WEI rating for Windows XP machine

Is there a way to get a Windows Experience Index Rating (the one shown in Windows 7/Vista) on a Windows XP machine ?
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287 views

Could not see Windows Experience Subscores

I could see my Windows Experience Score. But when I click the Rating. Windows 7 doesn't display the subscores. Any idea what's wrong ? Thanks Michael
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How to improve Windows Aero desktop performance? [closed]

Why is my desktop graphic performance less and gaming graphic performance high, as they both depend on same graphics card? What can I do to improve Windows Aero desktop performance?
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726 views

HD5850 scoring a 6.0 Windows Experience score

I just reformatted my computer. Prior to doing so, my base-line windows user experience score was a 7.6, with 7.7's in both of the graphics categories. After completing my reformat, I installed the ...
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WinSat command line closes too fast

I'm trying to do some analysis under Windows 7 as to why I can't get a Windows Experience Index (WEI) rating due to disk issues. To this end, I'm trying to run winsat from the command line with :- ...
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195 views

How do I compare hardware on two machines?

I am trying to compare the hardware performance on two machines. One of those machines is Windows 7 and for that I can get the Windows Experience Index. The other machine is XP. Is there a way to ...
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WEI Rating/WinSAT does not complete

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) Rating / Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) on my system aborts with an error message. All tests are run, the XML files in ...
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5answers
281 views

Recommendation for good cost/benefit vga for Windows Areo

I want to buy a PCI express card for my pc. All Windows experience scores are good, but the onboard vga got 1.o in Vista experience for Aero. I've looked in the listing o video cards, and it's ...