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  • Question

  • What will it take to spoof or hack the Windows Experience Index in a virtual pc session running windows 7 or vista?  I have seen some file hacks when the files have been created, but win7 will not create the files to be hacked.
    Monday, December 21, 2009 6:10 PM

Answers

  • This is not possible. The reason why Windows 7 detects and blocks this
    is because there are some of the tests that do not run correctly. If
    you run Windows Vista in Virtual PC and try to run WEI you will see it
    fail with an obscure error message. In Windows 7 we cleaned up the
    error message so that you would know that it was just because you were
    in a virtual machine.

    Cheers,
    Benjamin Armstrong
    ============================
    Windows Virtualization
    Senior Lead Program Manager

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    • Proposed as answer by John Paul Cook Monday, December 21, 2009 10:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, January 4, 2010 3:41 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2009 9:43 PM
  • Do not waste your time as the CPU time assigned to the VM is all over the dial depending on various programs in use at any moment. A benchmark is only stable on the host OS with VM's all shut down.

    The WEI is a benchmark, and thus will fail in a VM.

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    Monday, December 21, 2009 10:34 PM

All replies

  • Why do you want to do this? What are you trying to accomplish?
    Monday, December 21, 2009 6:15 PM
  • I wnat to have demos and user interface development to be more accurate.

    Monday, December 21, 2009 7:20 PM
  • This is not possible. The reason why Windows 7 detects and blocks this
    is because there are some of the tests that do not run correctly. If
    you run Windows Vista in Virtual PC and try to run WEI you will see it
    fail with an obscure error message. In Windows 7 we cleaned up the
    error message so that you would know that it was just because you were
    in a virtual machine.

    Cheers,
    Benjamin Armstrong
    ============================
    Windows Virtualization
    Senior Lead Program Manager

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    • Proposed as answer by John Paul Cook Monday, December 21, 2009 10:10 PM
    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, January 4, 2010 3:41 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2009 9:43 PM
  • While it is currently not possible and may be inaccurate, the inability to have certain functions available is unacceptable. 

    What will it take to spoof this and allow the control of these features?  I do not care if the displayed value has a message that says that it is not accurate.

    Monday, December 21, 2009 10:02 PM
  • That still does not get user interface elements turned on.  I just need the workaround.
    Monday, December 21, 2009 10:44 PM
  • Benjamin and Vegan are correct that Windows Experience Index is not supported in Virtual PC since Desktop performance for Windows Aero is not supported in Virtual PC. Hence, it's impossible to disable a value. This is by design.

    Thanks,
    Novak
    Tuesday, December 22, 2009 10:00 AM