Winaero WEI Tool

As you might be knowing, the Windows Experience Index (WEI) was removed from Windows 8.1. Microsoft left the WEI engine in the OS, but the UI was deleted from This PC/Computer properties. Recently, our good friends at IntoWindows reviewed the ChrisPC WEI tool. I looked at this tool but was disappointed that it didn't show the actual tests and assessments being done accurately. So I decided to code a better alternative myself with a nice looking, familiar UI. With WPF, it was a quite simple task.
So, here is my new freeware portable app, Winaero WEI Tool:

Latest version is, see the change log below.
It brings back the genuine Windows Experience Index and features the following abilities:
  • 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!
  • Bonus: The background of your WEI score follows the window frame color for a cool appearance.

Winaero WEI Tool showcase

Winaero WEI Tool works in Windows 8.1 x86 and x64, it is free and portable.
Change log
Finally swapped Desktop graphics<>Graphics text labels
The score value uses regional settings for the proper decimal symbol.
Initial release

Donate options for satisfied users:


  1. 99warning99
    12 Dec 13

    very nice programs

  2. Mike
    13 Dec 13

    Sergey, from all users Windows 8.1 you express gratitude for your hard work!
    In particular, for utility Winaero WEI Tool.
    Grateful user.!

  3. Dave Johnson
    13 Dec 13

    This is great! Keep up the good work!

  4. Ephraim B
    15 Dec 13

    If you can only get windows index experience showing up in PC info.

  5. Sergey
    16 Dec 13

    Not possible

  6. Pepper
    17 Dec 13

    You need to check the system locale for the proper decimal point. In some countries such as US where I am, it should be a dot instead of comma. For example: 5.9 instead of 5,9

  7. Dave Johnson
    22 Dec 13

    Just as in the regular windows tool, this does not work for OSs installed on to VHDs.

  8. Dave Johnson
    22 Dec 13

    In reply to Pepper, I am sure that we Americans are worldly enough to know that most European countries have a different notation then ours. We understand this, and can adapt.

  9. Jack
    23 Dec 13

    my is has stopped woking about 20 times! why is that?

  10. Phil
    25 Dec 13

    Works great! Thank you!

  11. Jose_49
    26 Dec 13


    The numbers, the numbers, the numbers!

  12. wbc
    26 Dec 13


    WEI quit working with Windows7.
    Can this be used with Windows7?


  13. Sergey
    27 Dec 13

    You can use it, but Win7 has built-in WEI tool in the system properties.

  14. zipper
    09 Jan 14

    Doesn't work properly on my Nvidia Optimus laptop. Runs only on HD4000 even when I tried force it to run on the GTX 680M. Getting 4.x figures instead of 7.x - 8.x expected. 3D performance worse than desktop...

  15. Sergey
    09 Jan 14

    It is not WEI tool issue.
    It is you OS issue.
    The tool is just GUI for the information reported by your OS.

  16. Anonymous
    09 Jan 14

    Please change the , to a . It should show x.x not x,x for the results.

  17. RonKirz
    01 Feb 14

    Should read: "The Windows Experience Index assesses key system components on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9" -- not 9.9. Thanks for this portable tool for assessing Windows 8 machines!

  18. Joe
    06 Feb 14

    It doesn't work on my bay trail tablet.

  19. CEduAlmeida
    09 Mar 14

    Hey, why it can't provide info to performance of DirectX10 or DirectX11?

  20. diamond
    14 Mar 14

    thanks guys

  21. Legitkrillin
    31 Mar 14

    Your software is outstanding. Thanks a million for all your hard work!

  22. Guest
    22 Apr 14

    It doesn't work on my bay trail tablet Lenovo Thinkpad 8 ,
    Intel Z3770(Bay Trail), W8.1

  23. Anonymous
    26 Apr 14

    Check if adapter is plugged if u run it on laptop/netbook because it can't be run on battery. To the autor: it'll be good if u put a message for this kind of situation. BTW, good and simple app/gui, thanks.

  24. charles
    15 May 14

    hi is it possible to rate the graphic card and not only the Intel HD Graphic ?

  25. Anonymous
    28 May 14

    Awesome thank you!

    FYI in addition to the typo pointed out about that 9.9 should be 7.9, also another typo is "Desktop Graphics" in the "Component" column should be "Gaming Graphics"

  26. Anonymous
    29 May 14

    Thanks, The Scores Go Up To At Least 8.9, My R290 Got 8.9 In Both Graphics Categories. I Know In Windows 7 The Scores Only Go Up To 7.9

  27. Anonymous
    29 May 14


  28. Jonas in Sweden
    21 Jul 14

    Many Thx for creating this useful simple tool. Very strange that Microsoft took it away...
    Anyway I'm happy to be the one who downloaded this tool as no #50.000 on this website... ;-)

  29. Smithk671
    23 Jul 14

    I'm not sure exactly why but this weblog is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I'll check back later and see if the problem still exists. kgeeeebcedkaefea

  30. Is WinAero using a scale of 1~10 ?
    25 Sep 14

    Or ... ?

    thanks, Bill

  31. Anonymous
    20 Oct 14

    don't work with windows 10 preview

  32. Jay
    03 Dec 14

    On my Laptop with Win 8.1 I got 8,15 as value for "Disk data Transfer rate"
    2 Digits behind the "," looks strange

  33. Anamnesis
    09 Dec 14

    I have 8 gb RAM and my experience of memory and processor is rocessor 6.7 and the memory 6.7 why?

    8 GB RAM
    Inter core 2 duo E7400 2.80GHZ help me guys i no understand why 6.7 the memory ram :/

  34. Mothermapper
    27 Dec 14

    Doesn't run on my new HP Stream 11 laptop. The in progress screen flashes and returns to start screen with no values. I tried running the program as an administrator but it still fails to scan the computer. Any ideas?

  35. nikolai
    19 Jan 15

    Same here. I was able to run it before. Now it just flashes for a second and then goes back to my previous test from March 2014.

  36. nikolai
    19 Jan 15

    Then I run from command line to see the message cannot run while running on batteries. So if it is not working try to plugin.

    15 Feb 15

    Does not work for AMD APU that have dual Graphics .Just doesn't complete

  38. jvaddac
    11 Mar 15

    Not working with NVidia optimus, only check Intel HD card (that sux). I already choose it on nvidia painel, but dosent check it.

  39. -rezon-
    25 Mar 15

    thank you

  40. Bilko
    25 Mar 15

    Typo in your Winaero WEI Tool -
    "The Windows Exprerience Index assesses key system components on a scale of 1.0 to 9.9"
    Should be Experience, not Exprerience

    Nice tool - thanks!

  41. Arien
    01 Apr 15

    So, does this tool only provides a WEI score or it does tweak your system based on the test like the way it was back in Windows 7?

  42. TundraBob
    15 Apr 15

    It's a Great Tool, well needed. Thank you.

  43. Steve
    03 Aug 15

    why didn\t windows just leave this alone i told back when they messed around with it before it didn't use up any extra resources some see if yea can find a way of installing it bed so when we go to system setting's and it's put back lololol then send a message to microsoft to make sure it's back lolololol

  44. Zarius
    13 Aug 15

    Check only Intel HD but"t NVidia in my notebook.

  45. paul1970
    15 Aug 15

    It's nice to be able to use the WEI tool on Windows 10, The only problem is that on all the 15 laptops I have tried it on it gives a score of 9.9 for the Desktop Graphics score, even on laptops from 2007 that I still have, otherwise it works great on all the other scores.

  46. twinlove69
    20 Aug 15

    This is awesome, thank you so much for your time and effort!!!

    For some reason all of my machines are showing 9.9 on 3D graphics, I'm sure this isn't right, be even better if you could fix that, but all of the other scores appear to be accurate.

    Thanks a million!!! :-)

  47. Tucker
    25 Oct 15

    Like twinlove69, I am getting a 9.9 3D score on all the machines I've tested in on.

  48. Hoschi
    06 Nov 15

    Graphics is Desktop Graphics
    and Desktop Graphics is 3D...

  49. Sergey
    06 Nov 15

    Should be Gaming graphics

  50. George
    09 Nov 15

    It crashes from the very first time i tried it. I wonder is there anyone that actually runs this? And why there isn't any feedback about that it constantly crashes?

  51. Dave
    26 Nov 15

    I spotted this text in the underlying xml file on my Windows 10 setup:

    "We no longer run the D3D test. Returned scores and metrics are hardcoded sentinel values."

    Must be the reason for always getting 9.9 on the 3D Graphics score as reported by others. I'd think it would be more accurate to not include that score when running on Windows 10. Would it be difficult to conditionally suppress that score for that situation?

  52. Anon
    07 Jan 16

    Graphics => Desktop Graphics
    Desktop Graphics => Gaming Graphics

  53. Birosca
    19 Jan 16

    Tks Sergei,
    Awesome tool, with the same windows interface!
    There are some typos, however.
    Below are the description of two criteria and my grades:

    Graphics > Desktop graphics performance 5.4
    Desktop graphics > 3D business and gaming graphics 9.9

    I think they are out of order because I got the grades above, which are not possible since I have an onboard Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card.

  54. XMNR
    20 Feb 16

    Looks good, but figure for SSD is wonky (Samsung 850 ES)

  55. Ed Tittel
    17 May 16

    I can't get WEI to work on any of my current branch Windows 10 PCs (I'm mostly on 10586.318, but I also have two Insider PCs at 14342.1000). I've got all of the .NET stuff available through Windows loaded but the program stops and quits during the hard disk assessment phase on all machines. Any advice on how to get it working?

  56. GeeksAlive
    31 May 16

    Thank you for making this useful tool!

    After a fresh upgrade from Win7 to Win10, WinAero WEItool correctly reports exactly the same numbers as Windows' own WEI reported on Windows 7, except that what Windows 7 calls "Gaming graphics" is renamed as "Desktop graphics" in WinAero WEItool.

    However, as Birosca mentioned, above, "Desktop graphics > 3D business and gaming graphics" isn't correct. If you did an assessment within Windows 7 before upgrading to Windows 10, then the numbers from the Windows 7 assessment are reported by WinAero WEItool under Windows 10. But if you never did an assessment under Windows 7 before upgrading to WIndows 10, then "Desktop graphics > 3D business and gaming graphics" is erroneously reported as 9.9. (This is on a machine which should report about 3.6 for that score).

    The other scores appear to be correct, but the Desktop/Gaming 3D graphics score is certainly wrong. It might be a Windows bug, which you can't fix, but if you could at least detect it and report "??" for it, rather than 9.9, that would be an improvement.

  57. pieter
    31 Jul 16

    Hello, I have run this no Windows 10. But the scores remain unrated. If I run the assessment, it is immediately ready. It looks that it does nothing. I even run it as administrator, but it still does not work.

  58. pieter
    31 Jul 16

    On windows 7 I have the same problem that "run the assement" does not seem to work. Also not in case I run it as Administrator.

  59. THX
    02 Sep 16

    Please add hardware info instead just basic names of hardware for example: "Intel Core 2 Quad QX9650" or "Intel Core i3-4340", same with the GPU`s: NVIDIA GeForce GT240 instead of just graphics.

  60. megabytedesu
    11 Sep 16

    Please!!! Fix this app, the hdd test never say the same score with transcend ssd hard drives!!! - sorry my poor english :(

  61. Brian C
    11 Sep 16

    works fine on windows 10 well done and thanks!

  62. Datboi459
    14 Dec 16

    Thank you!

  63. Anonymous
    29 Jan 17

    How shall I install that ?

  64. Hagi
    26 Mar 17

    Gracias por la aplicacion

  65. Ali P
    15 Apr 17

    It runs till it gets to disk performance then stops :(

  66. Armond
    24 May 17

    Thanks for this nice tool.
    I see it's not possible to press the Run the assessment button using the keyboard. It's not showing when pressing the tab key.
    Please fix it if possible.

  67. Sergey
    24 May 17

    OK I will do.

  68. Armond
    24 May 17

    Thanks a lot! I knew you are taking care of keyboard users... I still remember you published an article about JAWS and Windo-eyes.

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