The Windows Experience Index was a pretty cool feature that came built-in and readily available at all times with Windows 7 and Windows 8. The Windows Experience Index was basically a test that would put key system components such as your CPU and GPU through the ringer and then rate them on a scale of 1.0 to 9.9, with the lowest score that your computer got in any given category becoming your base score. The Windows Experience Index is basically a scale that lets you know how good your computer and each of its key components really are.
The Windows Experience Index did not come built-in with Windows 8.1 and, for that matter, Windows 10. Microsoft left the WEI engine in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 but stripped the latest versions of the Windows OS of the Graphical User Interface of the Windows Experience Index which was previously available in This PC > Computer Properties. People really loved finding out just how good their computers were, which made the Windows Experience Index a well adored feature. Since both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 already had the WEI engine, quite a few skilled coders created programs that acted as Graphical User Interfaces for the WEI engine and were capable of readily calculating and providing Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users with Windows Experience Index scores.
There are quite a few such programs out there, but the best, simplest and most familiar is undoubtedly the Winaero WEI tool. The Winaero WEI tool is a piece of freeware that works on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, has a User Interface that is extremely akin to that of the original Windows Experience Index and is completely portable, extremely lightweight and very easy to use. The Winaero WEI tool uses the original WEI engine to calculate the WEI scores for each of your computer’s key components and then provides the results to you in a format that is just like the one the original Windows Experience Index used.
The results and scores provided by the Winaero WEI tool are extremely accurate, a statement that almost all of its users will swear by. The Winaero WEI tool also has some added features such as the ability to screenshot WEI results and export them to a PNG file, the ability to screenshot WEI results and upload them to Imgur and the ability to save WEI results to an HTML file to offer to users. As an added bonus with the latest version of the program, the Winaero WEI tool now features a WEI score background that is always the same as your computer’s window background color.
The Winaero WEI tool runs the same tests the original Windows Experience Index runs and provides the very same results that the original Windows Experience Index would provide. The Winaero WEI tool is simple clean, sleek, has a few added features and is basically everything you could possibly want a third-party WEI calculating program to be. To find your Windows Experience Index in Windows 10, simply download the Winaero WEI tool, unzip the downloaded file, launch the Winaero WEI tool and it will start calculating your Windows Experience Index as soon as it launches for the first time. To refresh your Windows Experience Index at any time, simply launch the Winaero WEI tool and click on Re-run this assessment.
The ZIP file that contains the Winaero WEI tool can be downloaded by clicking here and then, once the download page opens, clicking on Download Winaero WEI tool.