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Windows 7: WEI - Is it worth the bother?

16 Jul 2010   #1
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
WEI - Is it worth the bother?

I've just run WEI and had a score of 5.0 - related to Graphics, so I unchecked all the boxes in appearance, (hate the GUI in this mode), and ran the assessment again.
Absolutely no change.
My graphics card is an ATI Radeon 5450HD 1Gb.
I understand that this is a 'cheap' card, but I'm well pleased with the graphics output.
So what's the point of WEI?


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16 Jul 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It gives people with a certain personality type something to obsess over and brag about. Seems to be a lot of that personality type around.

It has little to no real world significance.
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16 Jul 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

to put it technically, it's crap.
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16 Jul 2010   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

It is a waste of time. I wonder why Mickeysoft even did it to start with?
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16 Jul 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a waste of time and it doesn't measure your system based upon your settings...rather it runs a standard set of tests against the hardware and reports the results....thus....the reason that your changes to the appearance of the box had no impact on your score.
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16 Jul 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

WEI= Wow Entertaining Information. Far as I can tell, this program is all over the place I don't pay much attention to it, and recommend others don't either. Fabe
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16 Jul 2010   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

This article here is my favorite explanation of WEI, written by a non-fan, with great clarity:
Engineering the Windows 7 “Windows Experience Index” Revelations From An Unwashed Brain

All of this reminds me of my car building days. The world seems to split into two groups: those who feather their nests and those who........ do not. Do I really need those $1200 rims? Dual Holley carbs? 500w stereo? Fuzzy Dice? There was always someone telling me I do not (usually girlfriend).

Some people look at their computers like a Corrolla out on the sidewalk, others like a 68 GTO in an air conditioned garage. Same arguments, new millennium!

WEI is like a midnight 1/4 mile run: it tells nothing. And everything!
(it also tests the new video drivers)
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16 Jul 2010   #8
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prospero View Post
I've just run WEI and had a score of 5.0 - related to Graphics, so I unchecked all the boxes in appearance, (hate the GUI in this mode), and ran the assessment again.
Absolutely no change.
My graphics card is an ATI Radeon 5450HD 1Gb.
I understand that this is a 'cheap' card, but I'm well pleased with the graphics output.
So what's the point of WEI?
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WEI gives you a reasonable idea of the levels of system performance. I don't believe it means to be a serious benchmarking tool, but many people are offended when it doesn't accurately reflect their hardware upgrades, etc. If there is a real concern that some part of the system is under-performing then a dedicated benchmarking tool can be used to evaluate it. WEI is not that tool. Just ignore it.
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16 Jul 2010   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
WEI gives you a reasonable idea of the levels of system performance. I don't believe it means to be a serious benchmarking tool, but many people are offended when it doesn't accurately reflect their hardware upgrades, etc. If there is a real concern that some part of the system is under-performing then a dedicated benchmarking tool can be used to evaluate it. WEI is not that tool. Just ignore it.
This is one of the the best analysis I've read about WEI. Well stated
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16 Jul 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is a good tool for salesmen approaching the innocent.
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