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Windows Experience Index - Change Score Manually

How to Manually Change WEI Score in Windows 7
Published by rixto003
17 Jun 2010
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How to Manually Change WEI Score in Windows 7

information   Information
So i got bored today and started to think is there a way to change WEI manually... Started googeling and first answer was how to change WEI in Vista. wasted about 30 min changing files before realised that win 7 works a bit different.

Before you continue, you will need to disable UAC and you may need to take ownership of the files needed to change below.

You will need to rate your computer's WEI score at least once before.

warning   Warning
This is only for fun and show, this does not increase performance!!!

To restore original scores just rerate your computer's WEI score

Here's How:
1. Open up Windows Explorer & Browse to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore.

2. Click on the most recently created XML file there (its something like this….2009-07-05 Formal.Assessment (Initial).WinSAT)
Name:  change-wei.png
Views: 8189
Size:  40.3 KB
3. Open above file fine in notepad or wordpad and make changes to following selected part shown in below image.
Name:  windows-7-windows-experience-index.png
Views: 9106
Size:  40.1 KB

for e.g

4. Save the file and open Performance Information and Tools (Right click on Computer-> Properties -> Windows Experience Index)
Name:  windows-experience-index-before-change.png
Views: 8306
Size:  90.6 KB

Name:  windows-experience-index-after-change.png
Views: 10888
Size:  91.1 KB
17 Jun 2010   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

I don't know why you would want to do this?

To each his own I guess.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

this is going to sound silly, but trust me.

You might want to put a warning at the top that this doesn't actually change anything but the numbers.

I know it sounds stupid... but it will come back and bite you in the bum otherwise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) Everybody here will be extremely grateful, Sir/ Madam, if you kindly desist from using impolite language.

2) Unfortunately, this tutorial is useless. Its only for bragging rights because only the displayed score changes, not the actual score.

3) Wonder whether all proposed tutorials should be cleared by a "tutorial sheriff" (like Brink) before they are allowed to be posted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise X64

like said in first info box in tut, i got bored and looked up if thats possible, and tought that ill do a tut in case theres any more wierdos like me. Its pointless just like painting ur car from dark green to dark black (or any other colors). Its just for show.

edit: and btw, a "tutorial sheriff" looked it over (made it look better and stuff so it would actually look like a tutorial)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I don't know why you would want to do this?

To each his own I guess.
+1....seems like a pointless exercise to me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

While this tutorial is only good for fun and show, it can have a place here. There's always someone that may wish to do this, and this can help show them how to safely do so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2010   #7

Mc Donald OS Version Beta

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

It's an interesting tutorial for manipulating WeI and is always nice to see different things you can do with 7 not that I'd do it but like memtioned could be fun. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I think its neat just because it annoys me that the gaming graphics score makes my machine a 3.1. the regular graphics are 3.5 and everything else is over 5. It looks like I can change the base score without changing the actual scores for anything, which would be sweet. There are some idiots at my school that think the base score means everything about how good a computer is, and anything below a 4.5 just seems unacceptable to them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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