With Windows Vista Microsoft introduced the Windows Experience Index, a method of rating your system so you would be aware of what kind of performance you could expect.

67465cff-943f-4fad-b736-02372494be7f_63Windows 8 continued with the graphical presentation, but Windows 8.1 removed the ability to generate and view the index from the GUI.  You were forced to resort to Powershell scripts or unadvised third party applications.

With Windows 10 I haven’t found a graphical way of generating the score, but I noted an interesting integration of the score in my Games menu:

GamesWEIThe link Learn more about these scores leads to a Bing search for Windows 10 Help.  Not much help there, nor did there appear to be any method of getting the details of the score such as the memory, drive, or CPU subscore.

For those, the Powershell method also still works:

PowershellWEIThe command for that is

at a command prompt.  Then open Powershell and execute

I always liked the Windows Experience Index.  It gave me insight into the lowest performing components of a system without requiring me to download various benchmarking utilities.  I hope it makes a comeback in Windows 10 or later.