Performance Information and Tools

To see how well your hardware performs, Windows 8 includes a tool to measure system performance. The following steps will help you to get this feature in Windows Server 2012. Files from this package are extracted from a fresh installation of Windows 8 RTM.

1. Download perf_info_and_tools.zip (36,5 MB) via Mirrorcreator.

2. After downloading the zip extract the zip, run install.cmd as an Administrator and follow the instructions on the screen.
Extract perf_info_and_tools.zip and run install.cmd

3. After the installation has successfully finished, open the Start screen and search for performance in the Settings category. Next click the Performance Information and Tools application.
'Performance Information and Tools' in Start menu

4. In the Performance Information and Tools applet, click the Rate this Computer button to start calculating the Windows Experience Index.
'Rate this Computer' in 'Performance Information and Tools'

5. Enjoy your Windows Experience Index! ;-)
Windows Experience Index of a Virtual Machine

 

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25 Responses to “Performance Information and Tools”


  • This doesn’t work, gives error can’t install. any help?

  • as build in “administrator” account? or run it as any administrator account?

  • I’ve tried running it under both the built in Administrator account, and under a created one. No luck with either. Any advice?

  • Yea wont install.

    • I had the same issue, the install.cmd would not work. The issue is in the actual cmd file:
      if you open it, where the XCopy command is, you will see lines like:
      echo [+] Copying files…
      xcopy /Y /E “Performance\x64″ “%SystemRoot%\System32″>nul
      If you run the install.cmd, it will crash.
      the lines should look like this:
      echo [+] Copying files…
      xcopy /Y /E “C:\Users\user\Downloads\Performance\x64″ “%SystemRoot%\System32″>nul

      The lines containing the XCopy command must include a path, so that the command has a clue from where to get the files from.

      And, yes you need to right-click the file and select “Run as Administrator”.
      Hope this helps.
      Tomacci

      • You may also just load Command Prompt as administrator, then navigate in command prompt to where the files are stored and run “install”. This worked for me when running the file as Administrator wouldn’t. I hope this helps! :)

      • KarenOu812-5150

        Toma,
        Your hard path presumed the userID is “user” which is the only way your instructions work, how many bong hits did you take since you used the proper variables in the second half of your stolen instructs.

        So, let me be the good Veteranique and teach you relative paths:

        xcopy /Y /E “%userprofile%\downloads\x64″ “%SystemRoot%\System32″ AND CHOP THOSE NUL REDIRECTS SINCE IT RUINS TROUBLESHOOTING

        The real instruction should be xcopy /Y /E “.\x64″ to whatever the rest of it is since relative paths were invented before all of us were born and I have pantyhose older than half of you !

  • Can we at least also get a download link that DOESN’T install spamware like iLIvid Downloader?

    • Try the Rapidshare mirror. At least that one doesn’t add crapware. After downloading, verify SHA1/MD5 of the file with the one listed on this page (hover over the filename).

  • Do the following if it does not work
    1. Press windows key
    2. Type cmd
    3. Right click on the app and select run as administrator
    4. Type cd “(path to your file)” ex. cd “C:\install.cmd”
    5. Press any key
    This should ensure that it runs with the elevated permissions.

    That being said I ran the assessment and it returned a Desktop Graphics Performance of 2.0 (I am running on VMware player with VMware tools installed and an ATI FirePro M5950 (FireGL) Mobility Pro Graphics card)

  • The issue I run into when trying to use this file (or any other like it, for that matter) is that it says it cannot find “x64″ even though I’m running the .cmd file from within the original folder (as administrator). I’m inclined to think that the reason I’m encountering problems is because I have WinServer2008 R2 installed in C:\ and Winserver2012 installed in F:\… (I plan on making a slow transition to Metro)

    Is it possible that this is happening because it isn’t installed on C:\ ?

    • Because the installation script uses all variables to determine the location of the Windows folder, this shouldn’t be a problem. One more thing you can try is to open the command prompt (cmd.exe) yourself and navigate to the folder in which you extracted the contents of the zip. From there run install.cmd. The final option is to just copy and register the files yourselves using the .cmd file as guide (Open it using a text editor like Notepad).

  • Could you please reupload this file on MediaFire? I can’t download this file by your link. Thx.

  • You have to right click on the power shell, run that as admin, and then run the script.

  • This isn’t necessary, it doesn’t really do any real changes to your computer

  • Can’t download, could you post the installer files contents, please?

  • I would like to use this in Server 2008 R2. Is this even possible?

    Tryed but the install fails registering the files.

  • The only link that worked for me out of all the mirrors is:

    https://hotfile.com/dl/170605999/9cfb8c4/perf_info_and_tools.zip.html

    No crapware install required.

  • KarenOu812-5150

    http://www.fileflyer.com/view/ACkvjAS

    You know,,,, a checksum would be nice to have since the files are mirrored and we have no idea what an intact or malware free download should look like.

    I’m gonna upload the package to sourceforge and will create a new account ready for surrender to the admin of this page since these mirrors are a bad way to host a small 35mb package. Get a 4shared site if you have to, a box page!

    • I have to admit it’s not very clear, but hovering with your mouse over the filename in bold will provide you with the SHA1 and MD5 checksums.

      Furthermore cleaned up you comments a bit so you sound a bit more friendly ;-)

  • What a ball sucking site to link to for the download. Took 20 minutes to find the right link, but I was stoned as hell.

  • I cant find that download anywhere. Is there a new and good mirror or a direct download?

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