We have blogged about Windows Experience index in Windows 8.1 before. For those who don’t know Microsoft has removed the Windows Experience Index otherwise known as WEI on Windows 8.1. It basically benchmarks you Windows with some standard ratings. Just a few days back, we read about Win Experience Index which let you easily view Windows Experience Index in Windows 8.1, which Microsoft has removed. Today we will talk about another similar freeware WEI Tool that lets you do the same.
Windows 8.1 just removed the function and the UI alone, but not the core components of Windows Experience Index. So this has made it convenient for developers to access these values and display them conveniently in a UI. The results thus displayed, should be as accurate as the original Windows Experience Index.
According the developers of WEI Tool these are the features:
- Calculation and re-calculation of assessments and scores.
- The exact genuine Windows Experience Index look and feel.
- The real, actual tests and assessments progress and status.
- The ability to save a screenshot of your Windows Experience Index as a PNG file.
- The ability to take a screenshot of your Windows Experience Index and upload it to ImgUr with one click!
- The ability to save your WEI table to an HTML file!
- The background of your WEI score follows the window frame color for a cool appearance.
The working is simple. Once you download the software –
- Extract the files to the desktop or another other location you prefer.
- Then right click on the tool and click on Run as administrator
- You may get Windows Smart screen just click on run anyway
- Once it’s open click on Run the assessment.
The process will take a couple of minutes, and then it will give you the result. If you like, you can save it to an HTML file, upload the image to ImgUr or just take a screenshot and save it.
To conclude, WEI Tool is a neat little tool to benchmark your Windows 8.1, the way Microsoft intended – since its uses the Windows core component, the results can be depended upon.
WEI Tool free download
You can download Winaero WEI Tool from the official website.