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Windows 7: Windows Exp Score Glitch?

14 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
Windows Exp Score Glitch?

I installed Windows 7 on my home made mac on vmware and found somthing interesting. If you install Windows 7 in VMware you get a HDD score of 6.1 and it got me wondering why? I am using a old IDE 80GB drive. It made me laugh. But why does it give that score?

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14 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Why shouldn't it give you that score?
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14 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

Its a old ide drive. The highest I should get from that drive should be 5.2.
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14 Jul 2011   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Odd, the highest HDD WEI score I've seen is 5.9. Only a SSD gets more. The VPC has its own BIOS, maybe that has something to do with it. Dunno if VMware does or not.
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15 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Why shouldn't it give you that score?

because new sata 2 HDD only get 5.9 maximum as far as i know. only SSD can get more.
well WEI is buggy :).
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15 Jul 2011   #6

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

It's because the HDD in a VM is a virtual drive not a mechanical drive so it's very similar to having an SSD.
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