How to get back the Windows experience index (WEI) in Windows 8.1
Since the release of Windows 8 on the market has been more than a year, but the operating system is still trying to cope with the dislike on the part of users, and the prevalence of the new operating system is still far from that of Windows 7.
Releasing update to Windows 8.1, Microsoft has not only returned to the OS some missing features, but for some reason deleted some of those that were available in Windows 8. One of them is called «Windows experience Index» or WEI. For the uninitiated, is a tool in Windows that assigns assessment of the computer based on its hardware configuration. This gives users a rough idea about how well it will handle the system with certain tasks. If you have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and still can’t come to terms with the absence of WEI, we can offer you to use a third-party alternative called ChrisPC Win Experience Index.
The app looks and works almost the same as the original, and allows you to analyze computer with Windows 8.1 by measuring the performance of hardware components, including CPU, RAM, video card and hard drive. ChrisPC assigns an overall score and gives a score for each individual component – on a scale of 1.0 to 9.9 (or from 1.0 to 7.9 in Windows 7). The total score is based on the lowest estimate.
The Windows experience index might come in handy in many cases. For example, evaluation results can help to decide whether to buy faster RAM or video card.
To use ChrisPC Win Experience Index is as simple as the original. The only thing you need to do to start the evaluation system is to click on the button «Rate this computer». The tool will perform several tests, including CPU performance, the speed of read/write hard disk (by the way, SSDS are also supported), etc. the Test can be canceled and restarted from the beginning.
After the process is complete, the tool will display the overall result, as well as other assessments that were mentioned earlier.
The app can be downloaded from the link below. It’s free, and the size of the installation file is about 1 MB.
ChrisPC Win Experience Index from the developer’s site