How to view the Windows Experience Index Score in Windows 7

Description: This article outlines the process of viewing the Windows Experience Index (WEI) score of your computer in Windows 7. The Windows Experience Index (WEI) is a system that is built into Windows 7 that allows a user to generate an at a glance assessment of the performance of key system components. The generated score will be on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9, with 1.0 being the lowest possible performance rating and 7.9 being the greatest.

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click on the Control Panel Link.
    Windows 7 Start Menu, Control Panel
  3. Set the Control Panel to Large Icons View.
    Windows Control Panel, View Large Icons
  4. Click on the Performance Information and Tools Link.
    Control Panel, Performance Information and Tools
  5. Click on the Rate this computer Button to begin the assessment.
    Windows Performance Information and Tools
  6. Your Windows Experience Index base score will be shown upon completion as outlined in the image below.
    Windows Experience Index Score