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:
- Open the Run dialog with the Win + R hotkey. Tip: See the ultimate list of all Windows keyboard shortcuts with Win keys.
- Type the following in the Run box:
The command above is a shell command. See the list of shell commands in Windows 10.
- You will see the Windows Experience Index value in the Games folder:
If you cannot see the Windows Experience Rating value, you should try to run WinSAT from an elevated command prompt. Here is how.
- Open an elevated command prompt instance.
- Type the following command and press Enter:
- Wait until WinSAT finishes its benchmark and then re-open the Game Explorer folder.
Update: The Games folder has been removed from Windows 10. Starting in Windows 10 version 1803 the OS doesn't include that folder any more. See
Instead, you should use the following method:
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