Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score on Windows 10

WEI Score

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score is kind of a benchmark score for Windows computers, just like how there are several of them available for smartphones. This feature of WEI score was provided in Windows since the Windows Vista version, and it shows a particular score out of 10, based on the hardware and software.

While it was good for users to keep a check on how the performance score of the PC is, Microsoft chose to remove that data from direct availability in Windows 8.1 and it has gone ever since, so you don’t see that option now even in Windows 10. But, removing the data display doesn’t mean you cannot check it at all. There are ways to do that, and that is what exactly we are going to explain below.

Find Windows 10 WEI using Command Prompt

This is quite tricky and not the easiest method, but if you have decided to give it a go, just do it. It won’t harm any files or folders, but you may want to follow a few steps properly in order to get the score.

Now that you have decided to check the WEI using Command Prompt, follow the given steps below.

Open Explorer (any folder) and in the address bar, enter this following path (and make sure it is the C drive where you have the Windows files):


This folder only has the previous scores and the history of the same, so it is safe to delete all the files under this folder. Select all and delete them.

Now, search for CMD and don’t open command prompt directly. Right-click on it and open the Command Prompt as Administrator, by clicking on “Run as administrator”.

In the Command Prompt, enter the following code:

Winsat formal

This is the code you use to run the Windows Experience Index test, and it will throw in a series of responses in the CMD window, and it will take a few minutes for the WEI test to finish. But hold on, once the test is done you won’t be able to check the score here.

To check the score, go to Explorer again and in the address bar, paste this:


Find the file ending with Formal.Assessment.XML, and open it. This file will open in any browser, as it is an XML format file that won’t open in any notepad or text editor.

That is it. The XML file will have all the information you needed, i.e. the Windows Experience Index score, letting you know how well does your PC run with the provided hardware for Windows 10. Did this work for you? If not, there are a couple of third-party applications available as well, though we might suggest using them when there is an inbuilt feature still available.

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