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ChrisPC Win Experience Index 4.80

Access the Windows Experience Index in Win 10

by Mike Williams

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Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 28 May 2017
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ChrisPC Win Experience Index
Access the Windows Experience Index in Win 8.1

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) is a benchmarking system which provides performance scores for your PC's processor, RAM, hard drive, 2D and 3D graphics. The interface for WEI was dropped in Windows 8.1, but the command line tool which ran the tests (winsat.exe) is still present, and ChrisPC Win Experience Index uses this to calculate and display your PC's ratings.

The benchmarking process works just as it did with the original tool. Close any other running applications, launch ChrisPC Win Experience Index, and click "Rate this computer". The program will then carry out its various tests while you wait. Once it's finished, you'll see separate scores for your CPU, RAM, graphics and hard drive, with the lowest highlighted as your "base score"; if someone's asked for your system WEI, then this is probably the figure they want.

If any of these scores appears significantly lower than you expected, it could mean some other process was also grabbing system resources while ChrisPC Win Experience Index was running. Make sure there's no background program running some heavy duty task (a virus scan, say), then click "Re-run the assessment" to try again.

If there are still any issues then you can use the Windows tool winsat.exe to create a report manually (launch an elevated command prompt and type winsat /? for your options). ChrisPC Win Experience Index uses winsat.exe itself, though, so this shouldn't make any difference: the program will display the same scores that you'd have seen with Windows 10.

PLEASE NOTE: the setup program will by default install adware along with its own code. To avoid this, pay close attention during setup, and choose the "Decline" option or clear the relevant checkboxes as necessary.

Version 4.80 changes include (Full Version History):

Improved support for Windows 10.
Other fixes and improvements.


A simple but effective way to restore the Windows Experience Index in Windows 10.

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.