How to find Windows Experience Index in Windows 10 quickly

In Windows 8.1, Microsoft removed the Windows Experience Index (WEI) feature. Earlier, it could be found in System Properties, but it is not present there any more. In Windows 10, it is missing too. If you are interested in knowing what is your Windows Experience Index, here is how you can view it quickly in Windows 10. This trick works in Windows 8.1 too.


To get Windows Experience Index in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, do the following:

  1. Open the Run dialog with the Win + R hotkey. Tip: See the ultimate list of all Windows keyboard shortcuts with Win keys.
  2. Type the following in the Run box:
    shell:Games

    The command above is a shell command. See the list of shell commands in Windows 10.

  3. You will see the Windows Experience Index value in the Games folder: windows 10 wei index value

If you cannot see the Windows Experience Rating value, you should try to run WinSAT from an elevated command prompt. Here is how.

  1. Open an elevated command prompt instance.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter:
    winsat formal

    winsat formal 3

  3. Wait until WinSAT finishes its benchmark and then re-open the Game Explorer folder.

That's it. This is the the fastest way to know the WEI value in Windows 10. You can of course use Winaero Tweaker or the standalone Winaero WEI Tool to see it too.

8 thoughts on “How to find Windows Experience Index in Windows 10 quickly

  1. anon

    The Windows Experience Index was a nice idea in theory since Microsoft wanted third-parties to use it but it never took as intended so it ended up being useless. The scores aren’t really accurate either.

    It is necessary on Windows Vista and 7 to enable DWM but Windows 8 dropped that requirement due to the enhancements and changes, not to mention that DWM is now always enabled.

    Its removal in Windows 8.1 just proves that it had become more of a novelty than anything.

    Oh, and they should get rid of Games Explorer too since that too was an idea with poor execution so it was eventually abandoned as well.

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  2. mohamed

    Doesn’t work .

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      What exactly does not work? You cannot open Games, or you cannot see digits?
      Or you just decided to write something in comments?

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  3. Rexhepiiiiii

    I dont have a games folder. only a saved games folder????

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Read carefully.
      Open the Run dialog (Win+R) and type
      shell:Games

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  4. Silver

    I don’t understand why people didn’t like the Games folder? I loved it. You have your steam games in one place, your origin games in another place, but what about the games you installed from your retail CDs you bought years ago? Dont wanna create a lame normal folder myself and call it games to put all those shortcuts in, as that doesnt look as cool as the official games folder, so yeah. Thanks for helping us pin it back to our taskbar.

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    1. Jennie

      Personally, I just add links to all my non-steam games to my steam library, including origin

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  5. twero

    Very nice.
    never thought of it

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