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Windows 7: Do I need To Refresh Windows Index After Adding Memory

30 Oct 2019   #1
gary777

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Do I need To Refresh Windows Index After Adding Memory

Hi guys, I noticed my laptop was slowing down after 6 years, I only had 4gb of memory so I ordered 4gb more. Computer is running much better now, I was looking at performance and there was a notice "Your Windows Experience Needs To Be Refreshed" "New hardware detected" and that I should refresh indexing.


I just wanted to check with you guys first if refreshing is the thing to do.


Using FF70


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30 Oct 2019   #2
Brink

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Hello Gary,

It's wanting you to update your Windows Experience Index to refresh its score.

It would be a good idea to do so just to have it updated for the new amount of memory.

Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score
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30 Oct 2019   #3
gary777

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Thank you, I did not want to create a problem where there is none....lol


Have to go to the Dr's now, will do it when I get back home.
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30 Oct 2019   #4
Brink

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No worries. The "Windows Experience Index" is basically just a very simple tool to help judge the performance level of your PC.
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30 Oct 2019   #5
gary777

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By refreshing it does not change indexing, just the way it read the performance?
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30 Oct 2019   #6
Brink

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This would have no relation to the Search Index.

"Refresh indexing" in this case is for updating the index score given by the "Windows Experience Index".
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30 Oct 2019   #7
gary777

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Ok, thank you again....
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30 Oct 2019   #8
Brink

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Always most welcome.
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30 Oct 2019   #9
gary777

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Funny, I refreshed and my score went down by .2 Last check was 3 years ago, so no surprise there. I do have my whole desktop fill with shortcuts & 10 folders. Desktop is where my lowest score is, need to clean it up.
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30 Oct 2019   #10
Brink

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I wouldn't worry about it too much. WEI is nothing solid to base your performance on unlike a good system benchmark program.
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