Vista Windows Experience Index fails?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by seancorfield, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. seancorfield


    Vista Ultimate on Parallels 4124

    I've managed to get the Windows Experience Index to run just once (before I enabled DirectX). It reported:

    Processor: 4.3
    Memory: 3.9
    Graphics: 1.0 :(
    Gaming Graphics: 1.0 :(
    Primary hard disk: 5.9 :) yay! maximum score!

    I enabled DirectX in an attempt to get better graphics performance but the WEI won't run. Sometimes it gets part-way through, mostly it quits before it gets to media playback. On at least one occasion, I saw this failure:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: winsat.exe
    Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386
    Application Timestamp: 4549ae24
    Fault Module Name: wined3d.dll
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 46680b5f
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 000049fa
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 6abb
    Additional Information 2: 4a6fedfa53861218c23add1f0d149e81
    Additional Information 3: 1612
    Additional Information 4: c90f77e91bb65cd7d42940f6a632dd78

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  2. darkone


    kinda both... its caused by the fact that the DirectX implementation is older than the version Vista expects to find, I believe.
  3. seancorfield


    I saw in another thread that Aero support is not in 4124 but is coming in a later release which is good enough for me.

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