Hey, before going in deep, let me explain you that windows experience index score is just like report card which a student get after exams. On that basis, teachers and parents come to know how their ward is performing in studies. Windows experience index score too perform the same task; it makes a report of computer's performance by going through hardware and software present in machine.
The Windows Experience Index computes the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and display this analysis as a number called a base score. A computer with higher base score will perform better then in comparison with computer having lower base score. It helps in upgrading the software and hardware which are necessary for the computer.
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The major categories in windows experience index (WEI) makes scan and generate a report are
Primary hard disk.
The steps to launch WEI and generate report in your system are as follows,
Open start menu having windows logo on it.
Click on the control panel.
Click on performance information and tools.
It will generate a report and according to which you can upgrade your hardware. Once you have upgraded your software, repeat the process and generate a fresh new report. This will increase the index score of your computer.
WEI generates a base score which is determined from the lowest of the five sub scores. The base score and sub scores express performance level that you expect not only from Windows itself, but also from the programs that you run on it.
A base of 1.0 doesn't mean that your computer is in bad condition. It means that windows will run with basic functionality and will support basic programs. However, a higher score will guarantee high performance and will support programs that require more resources.
Base score 1.0 to 1.9:
Expectations: you can expect basic performance meeting minimum requirements.
Applications: web browsing, email, instant messaging programs, simple games, business programs and so on.
Base score 2.0 to 2.9:
Expectations: enhanced performance capabilities of windows.
Applications: run programs as of earlier level but with high performance.
Base score 3.0 to 3.9:
Expectations: automatically windows aero get enabled on computer.
Applications: same programs as earlier as well with some graphics-intensive games and most features of Windows Media Center.
Base score with 4.0 to 4.9:
Expectations: perform well with high-resolution monitors and multiple monitors.
Applications: all the programs of earlier level run well with excellent performance and window media center run with high definition video.
Base score with 5.0 to 5.9:
Expectations: highest performance level available.
Applications: all the programs from previous level run well with excellent performance as well as games with ultra rich graphics, three-dimensional modeling programs, and high-end video and multimedia programs runs well.