2011 Jun 10 08:35 PM MDT | Hacks9 Windows5 Windows-Advanced4 [2011]3

I hacked my Windows Experience Index rating! My rating is way better than yours, if you don’t believe it, view the screenshot! For my real ratings, subtract 10 from each individual score. Yes, my real score is 5.9, but I deserve 6.82 as an average or even 6.8429525791137848568296393718408… as the root mean square! See how I did it in the full article.

It was a simple hack. Simply browse to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore and find the most recent $date$ Formal.Assessment (Recent).WinSAT.xml. Edit the scores and profit. If you can’t read it, use an XML formatter.