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16 January, 2009

Hack/Alter Windows Vista Base Score

If you are a Windows Vista user then you are very likely to be familiar with the Base Score.This score is calculated based on the computer’s hardware and software configuration.This score act’s as a rating to your PC.If you have a too low base score then don’t worry.Hacking Windows Vista’s so called Base Score is very easy.It is possible to hack this score within no time.Here are the snapshots of my own system.Actually my system’s base score is 3.7.But I have brought it up to 9.5 with this small hack.Can you beleive this!!

Here is a step-by-step instruction to hack Vista Base score

1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

2. You should see a .xml file with Assessment (Formal).WinSAT as filename

3. Right-click it and select open with ‘Wordpad’ (Not notepad!)

4. On line 12, you should see something like the following:









5. You can enter any number in the place where I have written 9.5.But the number should be less than 10.

6. Once you have entered the number of your choice save the file and close it.

7. That’s it.You have successfully altered your Windows Vista base score.No restart is required.

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