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Windows 7: Windows Exerience Index True?

16 May 2010   #1
kucing13

 
Windows Exerience Index True?

simple question. Does the result they showed true? and does it mean anything?

JUST WONDERING


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16 May 2010   #2
Bill2

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

I think its a mistake to think of WEI as a serious benchmarking tool. WEI just measures the performance of key hardware (cpu, memory, graphics card...). It does not run continuosly and it cannot predict how your hardware will perform under varying work loads. So it is not a measure of system performance.

Apparently, each of the subscores are arrived at after detailed measurements. Problem is, the end user doesnt know what exactly these are and how they were performed. Given that, its difficult to take any score seriously. E.g. disk score can be based on random writes, sequential writes, free space, access time, file transfer rates etc. etc.

To make things worse, they managed to change the measurement matric from Vista so that people actually reported a lower score in win7 compared to the one in vista! Huh?? If the hardware hasnt changed, why should WEI?

Ultimately, WEI scores mean different things for different individuals depending on what they do on their computer. Running some excel sheets and IE on my cheapo machine with a terrible WEI, thats fine.
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16 May 2010   #3
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

From Paul Thurrott' Supersite:

When the Windows Experience Index appeared in Windows Vista, it seemed designed specifically to reassure consumers who were worried about the supposedly heady hardware requirements of the then-new OS. Today, there isn't a PC being sold that can't run Windows Aero (including all low-end netbooks), and of course Windows 7 runs better on lower-end hardware than does Windows Vista. It's hard to understand, then, what the point is of continuing to measure relative hardware performance when the provided scores don't, in fact, relay any meaningful information about the performance of your PC. When you couple this with the removal of some tools that would be quite helpful for measuring and changing PC performance--the Software Explorer from Windows Defender come immediately to mind--the continuation of Windows Experience Index in Windows 7 is all the more confusing. That Microsoft has actually spent time arbitrarily updating the scoring system is even more curious.
Forced to guess, it appears that WEI is actually designed primarily as a tool for Microsoft to obtain valuable data about the hardware on which Windows is run. It offers only negligible value to consumers, and has likely caused more than a few unnecessary hardware upgrades.
--Paul Thurrott
January 29, 2009


More here

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16 May 2010   #4
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just think that it is a complete joke! A waste of space in the windows system.....and my installation time!

Damn you microsoft!
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16 May 2010   #5
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
I just think that it is a complete joke! A waste of space in the windows system.....and my installation time!

Damn you microsoft!

You could be on to something here.
Come to think of it, it's a smart marketing gimmick by MS - knowing how people react to numbers

Regards
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16 May 2010   #6
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
I just think that it is a complete joke! A waste of space in the windows system.....and my installation time!

Damn you microsoft!

You could be on to something here.
Come to think of it, it's a smart marketing gimmick by MS - knowing how people react to numbers

Regards

By Gorge I think you got it!!!

I think there is some kind of patch that is downloaded periodically that changes the WEI or something through Windows Update to make the user thing that their computer has depleted... like uranium *lol*

well what I am trying to say is that they see small numbers, they want big numbers so they will take their wallets and theirselves to best buy to either buy upgrades or new computers.
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16 May 2010   #7
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Lol

There was a James Bond movie - The World is not Enough

Take care and regards
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16 May 2010   #8
Bill2

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

An interesting thing is that since WEI is calculated taking the lowest subscore and most people’s lowest subscore is the hdd, a computer’s hard drive ultimately determines the WEI! That hardly seems to be the right way to do it.
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16 May 2010   #9
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually mines the Areo *lol* go fig
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16 May 2010   #10
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
Actually mines the Areo *lol* go fig
lol.. with a 9500 GT, "low" would be quite OK, I figure.

Disable aero and refresh your WEI.

let us know.
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