Windows Experience Index (WEI) was first introduced in the Vista and continued through Windows 7. For the users who don’t know, Windows Experience Index was an easy way to determine your PC functionality.

It would display a benchmark score to measure the performance of your system back in those days.

The primary function of the WEI is to quickly detect if any component of your computer is losing its programming capabilities.

Even though it was a handy feature to rate your system performance, it is no longer available in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

However, we have a good news! The core tools that measure the WEI score named Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) is still part of the latest Windows version, including Windows 10.

The WinSATtool generates a Windows Experience Index score for disk performance, processor, memory, graphics, and you can read the scores to know the system compatibility.

So how to find out Windows Experience Index score in your Windows 10 PC? Let’s find out.

How to Use the Windows Experience Index score in Windows 10?

In the below guide, we’ve mentioned a useful method to easily find out your PC’s Windows Experience Index score.

Manually Run the WinSAT Tool to Generate XML Files

The easiest way is to run the WinSAT command manually. Here’s how to manually run the command:

  • Press Windows + R buttons on your keyboard to open the Run box
  • Type CMD and press Enter key to launch Command Prompt window
  • Enter the following command:
winsat formal

Manually Run the WinSAT Tool to Generate XML Files

  • This command will execute the Windows System Assessment Tool
  • It will benchmark your PC’s CPU memory, storage speed, and 2D and 3D graphics
  • Let the test finish (This process may take a while depending on your computer’s processor speed)
  • Once the test is finished, you can find your score results at C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore
  • Find the XML file having the name “Formal.Assessment”
  • If you are running the WinSAT command for the first time, the score will be designated as “initial” and if you’ve already run the test earlier, the score results of the current test will be labeled as “Recent.”
  • You can see the “Assessment” XML file in the XML viewer or a web browser
  • Scroll down and search the section named “WinSPR”, it is usually at the beginning of the XML file
  • You can now see the total score for every category. The “SystemScore” represents your total Windows Experience Index Score

Although you can’t get the results in an exact form like the old Windows Experience Index score, you can still manage to get the suitable scores.

As Windows Experience Index Score programming is no more available in the latest Windows editions, you can still use its necessary forms in Windows 10 as discussed above.

You can check on how your PC stacks, by following the above-mentioned steps and check the scores.


According to the users, the highest score in Windows 7 was 7.9, whereas in Windows Vista it was 5.9.

The tool doesn’t support Windows 8 and 10, so there is no specific high score. However, if your Windows Experience Index scores less than 5, you may have to check and fix things to improve the performance of your Windows system.

Great job! You can now easily know our PC’s Windows Experience Index score with the help of the method and can work on it for better functionality of your PC.

Let us know any of your queries and suggestions in the comments section below.

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