How to hack your Windows Experience Index scores

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How to hack your Windows Experience Index scores
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This will show you how to change your Vista WEI score to anything you like.
How to Hack your Windows Experience Index Scores

Note   Note
This will show you how to change your Vista WEI score to anything you like.

This does not actually improve your true WEI score. It is just a cosmetic cover up to make it look better. Remember a 5.9 score is has high as WEI goes to by default per category. If you go over this, then your friends will know that it is a false WEI score. ;)




1) Open an Explorer Window and navigate to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore and look for the latest XML file [look in the name for dates]

2) Take Ownership of the file first. Use this tutorial from Brink: Take Ownership of file

3) After taking full ownership, open the XML with WordPad. ONLY OPEN WITH WORDPAD. It will look messy if you open it with NotePad.

4) Look for the lines that says:
Code:
[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<WinSPR>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<SystemScore>[B]x.x[/B]</SystemScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<MemoryScore>[B]x.x[/B]</MemoryScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<CpuScore>[B]x.x[/B]</CpuScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<CPUSubAggScore>[B]x.x[/B]</CPUSubAggScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<VideoEncodeScore>[B]x.x[/B]</VideoEncodeScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<GraphicsScore>[B]x.x[/B]</GraphicsScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<GamingScore>[B]x.x[/B]</GamingScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<DiskScore>[B]x.x[/B]</DiskScore>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]<LimitsApplied>[/INDENT][/INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]
2) Then change the numbers between the < > </ > with anything you like then save it. Open up Control Panel\Performance Information and Tools and voila! Your WEI scores have changed! There is a limit for the scores though. 5.9. [Thank you Everlong18 for telling us the limit]

That's It! :)


 

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jpranojo

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See how my computer sucks? 2.6. Wow.
 

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jpranojo

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A fun little hack. Thanks :)

Brought my score of 3.4 to 5.5 only because my graphics are integrated LOL

haha n/p. i brought my score from a really low 2.6 to a high 5.2 LOL. my graphics are integrated too thats why. it sucks.
 

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Everlong

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The top score for WEI is 5.9 btw. Dunno why 5.9, could have rounded it up to 6.0.
 

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skunksmash

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why would you want to hack your index score ....

not sure if this is tutorial status.... but i guess it will make people feel better when looking at higher numbers.....lol ;)
 

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locoeng

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False hope :)

Gotta love a hack to make you look good.
 

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jay817

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good way to show off exept if your freind want proof its true my pc has most in the 4 area exept the graphics becuse of being intregreted
 

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SCSIraidGURU

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I think a single quad core is 5.9. My pair of Intel E5430 quad cores should be 11.8.
 

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locoeng

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I think a single quad core is 5.9. My pair of Intel E5430 quad cores should be 11.8.

I think you are right. My Q6600 is 5.8 or 5.9 if I remember correctly.
 

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skunksmash

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well here's mine with an E2180....;)

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ronakp10

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I tried this Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 on my MBP and it says "access to (filepath) Assessment (Formal).WinSAT.xml was denied". I opened the most current file with WordPad and I tried to edit the scores.
 

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vectorman

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whats the point??
does it increase our computer performance??
:D
 

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locoeng

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whats the point??
does it increase our computer performance??
:D

It works much like those ***** enlargement kits you get offers for in your spam folder from time to time :D
 
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