Oct 24 2007

Hack Your Windows Vista Experience Index Score And Really Showoff

lightning Are you tired of of having a low Windows Experience Index Score and don’t want to spend a ton of money to upgrade to a blazing fast rig, well here’s a down-n-dirty hack to make that score whatever you want. Now the base scores currently range from 1 to 5.9. so to keep it believable maybe you should only set it to 5.9 or just come up with a great story as to why its at a 9.9. Read below for the hack.


  1. Navigate to C:WindowsPerformanceWinSATDataStore.
  2. Open up the newest file in that folder with WordPad. (You may need to change you file permissions to save it after making your changes) 
  3. Scroll down to the WinSPR settings and make your changes.

4. Save the file and now you have a 9.9 Super Rig.

UPDATE: 10-27-07  I forgot to mention if you can’t save the file you will need to disable User Account control first. For directions to disable UAC Click here.



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    2 Comments on this post


    1. Tim said:

      I had a access denied error the whole time. I couldn’t edit the permissions even after i took owner ship of the file… So i saved it (with it’s original name) to my documents and then moved it to the datastore folder and it replaced the old… Now i got a score of 9.9

      October 26th, 2007 at 10:28 am
    2. Kevin said:

      @ Tim, Sorry about that, I forgot to mention if you can?t save the file you will need to disable User Account control first. I update the post to include it. Thanks for mentioning it. For directions to disable UAC see my post here.

      October 27th, 2007 at 5:56 pm


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