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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

08 Jul 2010   #371
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
ah ok, i see your point.

let's hope the old data doesn't come back and bite me.


You'll know soon enough eh?


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08 Jul 2010   #372
Orli155

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Here is the score for my Asus Eee Netbook PC Model 1018PB.


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10 Jul 2010   #373
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well New Graphics Card, so New Wei

Interesting.... Gaming graphics has gone up from 3.1 to 5.5 but Aero has only taken a little boost, 3.4 to 3.6


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10 Jul 2010   #374
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Well New Graphics Card, so New Wei

Interesting.... Gaming graphics has gone up from 3.1 to 5.5 but Aero has only taken a little boost, 3.4 to 3.6
WEI is buggy, I tell you. Surely we are not to believe your graphics card is noticeably beter, but for Aero, it's not doing a good job? I'm sure you were disappointed to have your overall score not increase to the 5.5, but I'm also sure you notice things look better and even taskbar transparency has improved? I think WEI has some sinister plan

You can never get it high as you like, so you continue to buy new hardware. I'm stuck at 5.9 because of my drives. But I'm not sweating it, I'm happy. A Guy
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10 Jul 2010   #375
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post

WEI is buggy, I tell you. Surely we are not to believe your graphics card is noticeably beter, but for Aero, it's not doing a good job?
Well desktop animations are smoother and almost instantaneous now, Everything looks a bit nicer (I cant explain how... its just better I cant put my finger on why though) I'm very happy with this card considering it only cost me £45. Smooth HD video, Good Gaming performance (Medium Settings on modern games, High on Older ones)

Fraps tells me that Aero is never hitting above 30Fps and its very smooth, so obviously my card can handle Aero fine. Even according to the WEI Help and Support article, a graphics score of 3 is more than sufficient for Aero

To be perfectly honest, when I bought this machine it was a very cheap budget machine with 1GB of Ram and Vista Basic. The fact that I have got it running Windows 7 with a WEI of 5 (im ignoring the Aero score, as it obviously doesnt fit in) for less than £100 worth of upgrades is quite impressive I think
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10 Jul 2010   #376
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

why does it have to be the lowest sub-score? freakin microsoft.


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10 Jul 2010   #377
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
why does it have to be the lowest sub-score? freakin microsoft.
The original plan, was for software companies to stick the Base score on the box so you can see at a glance if you can run it. Hence, if a game has say a minimum base score of 3 you know you can definitely run it for your hardware as long as you have all 3's. This was never really implemented in practise, but if you open up Games Explorer a lot of games have the "Minimum Base Score" there.

Anyway you have a base score of 5.9! Just look at what mine is, despite the fact it should obviously be higher! I wouldn't be complaining if I were you
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10 Jul 2010   #378
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:

Anyway you have a base score of 5.9! Just look at what mine is, despite the fact it should obviously be higher! I wouldn't be complaining if I were you
im not complaining, i just wish the 7 or 7.1 was there.
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10 Jul 2010   #379
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
Quote:

Anyway you have a base score of 5.9! Just look at what mine is, despite the fact it should obviously be higher! I wouldn't be complaining if I were you
im not complaining, i just wish the 7 or 7.1 was there.
Yeah, but knowing they are good drives, and that lower score was meant to leave room for new technologies. It's all good

A Guy
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10 Jul 2010   #380
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
why does it have to be the lowest sub-score? freakin microsoft.
WEI was introduced shortly after Vista came out.
Vista was fairly resource demanding when released, causing it to run poorly or not at all on some older computers.
When people installed Vista on their older computer and it wouldn't run Aero or wouldn't run at all, this would cause a certain level of irritation and complaints.

MS introduced WEI, you could D/L it and check if your computer would run Aero and/or run at all before you bought Vista.
It was meant to be a general overall rating of old and new computers, also to be used for ratings on software and games so the user could determine if and how they would run on their computer.

It will also give you a general indication of which hardware you might need to upgrade to get better performance from your computer.

If your lowest score won't run Aero or run at all, then that is your chances of running Vista the way you want it to. So the lowest score is the most important score to determine this.

It also serves as a psychological incentive to buy more hardware
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