On Windows 7, you were quickly able to check your PC ‘s overall performance by running the Windows Experience Index, but when you update to Windows 8.1, the feature gets removed from the operating system. In Windows 10, there is no easy or straightway to check your PC’s Windows Experience Score as there is no such feature provided. However, the built-in software and coding that we needed to test the PC’s performance persist in Windows 10.
In this article, we are going to teach you how to check the overall performance rating on Windows 10. Microsoft removed the visual version of the Windows Experience Index, but the internal tool persists. We are going to use a few methods to check the Windows Experience Score on Windows 10. So what’s the wait? Let’s get everything started.
Method 1. Start WinSAT to Show Windows Experience Index
WinSAT, also known as Windows System Assessment Tool, is a built-in tool on Windows 10, which can help a user to the overall system as well as categorized performance rating for their system. The tool is capable of rating the performance of your computer processor, memory speed, graphics card, etc.
Follow the below steps to check the Windows Experience rating of your system:
- Head to the Start Menu by tapping the Start key.
- Enter cmd and then choose the cmd with the right-click.
- Press on Run as administrator.
- Now Command Prompt should display on the screen.
- After that, type winsat formal.
- Hit Enter.
- Now, wait until the process completes, and when it does, you can locate the scan report in the C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore file directory.
- The WinSAT report will be in the XML format, and the label of the file might contain the date of the scan. It will look like this: “[date of scan] Formal.Assessment(Recent).WinSAT.xml.”
- Now once you have found the file, run it by double-clicking.
- After that, choose an Internet browser to open the file.
- Once the internet browser appears, you will be able to see the Windows Experience ratings. However, it is not that easy to read and understand this report.
- The rating or scores will be kept in the closed brackets and HTML codings.
- You might see the rating like this: <SystemScrore>7.65</SystemScore>.
Method 2. Using the Windows PowerShell
This method of viewing system performance rating is way better than the previous one as you will be able to read the ratings much more easily and clearly. Here’s how to use the Windows PowerShell to check the Windows Experience rating:
- Head to Start menu by tapping the Start button on the lower-left corner of your screen.
- Now enter PowerShell and then right-click on the PowerShell app.
- Once that done, choose the Run as administrator option.
- Type the Get-CimInstance Win32_WinSat command.
- Press Enter to run the command.
- The report will appear.
Method 3: Using Performance Monitor and System Diagnostic
By running the Performance Monitor and System Diagnostic tool, one can easily check the Windows Experience Index report of your system performance. Please obey the instructions mentioned here in this method to know the performance of your system:
- Open the Start menu and then enter “performance.”
- Choose the Performance Monitor app from the results.
- Click on the Data Collector Sets option.
- Press on System.
- Now head to System Diagnostic. Choose the Start option by right-clicking on the System Diagnostic.
- The scanning process will begin and will take a while to complete.
- Once that completes, Navigate to Report > System > System Diagnostics > [your computer name].
- Once you click on your PC name, the system performance rating should show up.
- Now scroll downwards and when you locate the Hardware Configuration option.
- Open Desktop Rating and then expend two other dropdowns.
- There you will be able to check your computer performance.
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