Microsoft has removed the Windows Experience Index Scoring from Windows 8.1 which was very useful to let you know about the overall score of PC based on hardware. But, the software giant has removed this scoring from Windows 8.1 whereas, it was present in Windows 8 and its predecessors.
Microsoft may have removed the scoring from ‘PC Info’ of Windows 8.1 but, you can still see the rating given by Windows 8.1 regarding your PC. If you are curious what might be the scoring of your PC running Windows 8.1 then, you are at right place.
Just follow the instructions to view your Windows Experience Index scoring using your Windows 8.1.
First of all, open up ‘File Explorer’ by typing File Explorer on Start Screen. File Explorer would be showed in results. Open it.
You would be taken to desktop where ‘This PC’ will open. Open the ‘C:’ drive.
Here navigate to the following location:
Windows > Performance > WinSAT > DataStore
In ‘DataStore‘ folder, you will see a couple of files. Here open the file named ‘Formal Assessment’.
Note: Open the file in Internet Explorer to make sure you can understand the file easily. Right click on file name or long tap and select ‘Open with’ and select ‘Internet Explorer’ from the list of programs.
Your Internet Explorer will open where you will be showed a couple of scoring of your PC. Here look for the ‘PC score’ (refer the screenshot below). This scoring will depict the experience index score given by Windows 8.1 to your PC. The scoring would be divided into categories like Memory, Graphics, Storage and CPU.
The video after the break also shows the same process.
You may visit our Tips & Tricks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 8.1.