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Windows Experience Index for Windows 7 and 8

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:08 am

I just bought a laptop that was preloaded with Windows 8. After checking the Windows Experience Index (On a 9.9 Scale), I installed Windows 7 because I dislike Windows 8. On Windows 7, I checked the Windows Experience Index (On a 7.9 Scale) and got the same numbers. Is this supposed to happen? Shouldn't a rating of 5.0 on a 9.9 scale translate to approximately a 4.0 on a 7.9 scale?
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Re: Windows Experience Index for Windows 7 and 8

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:12 am

I wouldn't worry about those scores. IMO, they are pretty meaningless to a computers actual performance.
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Re: Windows Experience Index for Windows 7 and 8

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:17 am

No, Microsoft just raises the top end with each new release of Windows to account for hardware getting faster. If you have something that maxes out in Win7 it's possible it'd get a higher score in 8.
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Re: Windows Experience Index for Windows 7 and 8

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:18 pm

Correct answer by bthylafh.

I had a system that max Win Vista (5.9 max) in Win 7 they hit somewhere about 6.4 scores on most things (mechanical HD capped out i think about there)

WEI is something that can/will grow and change too. no guarantee that the measurements mean the same from one O/S to another. For example the total score already changed from average of all to the lowest score (changed around Win Vista release).
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Re: Windows Experience Index for Windows 7 and 8

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:07 pm

Oh, that makes a lot of sense xD
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