Remember the Windows Experience Index? It was first introduced in Windows Vista to showcase a PC's performance via a number. Measuring the hard drive, memory, processor, graphics card, and gaming performance, the Experience Index would tell you how well your PC would perform.
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft removed the Windows Experience Index - a tool that gave you a score, indicated to you what hardware was the weak point and should be upgraded. Fortunately, software system requirements weren't affected by the Windows Experience Index.
The Windows Experience Index would measure the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.
Unfortunately, Microsoft removed this feature with the latest Windows 8.1 update. But have no fear, there is a third-party tool that brings a similar feature back to your fingertips.
"You wonder what gaming or graphical processing power unleashes your PC/Laptop hardware? Just get the Windows indexing scores calculated by Windows using ChrisPC Win Experience Index. Totally convenient, ChrisPC Win Experience Index runs on any Windows version on 32 or 64 bits, but aims to be used mainly for Windows 8.1," the ChrisPC Win Experience Index software website states. This tool is free and features:
- Brings back the Windows Experience Index to Windows 8.1.
- Rate your computer on Windows 8.1 with 1 click.
- Fast access to Windows Experience Index scores on Windows 7, 8, 8.1.
- See your computer ratings for CPU, Memory, Storage Disk, Graphics, Gaming.
- Re-run assessments with a single click on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
- Simple and intuitive interface.
Take a look at the video below showcasing the software in action. Hit the download link below to snag the software, which works on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7! What score does your Windows 8.1 machine achieve?
Thanks for the tip, Mike!