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The Windows Experience Index is a very basic benchmarking tool that measures your system’s performance. Microsoft removed the Windows Experience Index in Windows 8.1, but WEI Tool brings it back, just like you remembered it.
You probably know about the internet speed tests that can be performed from your browser. Make Tech Easier shows us that you can do the same thing right from a terminal window — perfect for your Raspberry Pi or home server.
Imagine if you’d never heard of the Rolling Stones and saw the above video with the sound muted. Would you be able to tell they were something special? According to new research, visuals are more important than sound when it comes to judging musical performance. It’s all in the hips, apparently.
Dear Lifehacker, I have a few Windows programs that are very sluggish (eBay’s Turbo Lister is one, Doxie’s software is another). Task Manager shows them using only 25 per cent of the CPU, and varying amounts of memory (but nowhere near 100 per cent of what I have). If neither the CPU nor RAM is the bottle neck for these programs, what’s taking them so long to do simple tasks? And what can I do to speed them up? Thanks, Sick Of Slow