HardwareUpgradeURL (Standard 8 Module Reference)


Review the applicable Feature modules and any examples for the HardwareUpgradeURL setting in Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8).

This setting contains the URL to a site that contains component subscores for the Performance Information and Tools item in Control Panel.

A hardware component’s subscore is a performance metric generated by Windows System Assessment Tool (Windows SAT).For example, a video card rated with a gaming and graphics subscore of 5.8 is better at rendering 3D visuals than a video card with a score of 1.1. The Windows Experience Index base score of the device is determined by the lowest subscore of an individual component.

The following table shows the subscore categories:

Hardware component

Subscore type


Processor Windows SAT score


Memory Windows SAT score


Graphics Windows SAT score


Gaming graphics Windows SAT score


Primary hard disk Windows SAT score


The following table shows the modules that you can apply this setting to. In Image Configuration Editor (ICE), you can follow the corresponding path to set this setting for a module.



Performance Monitoring

Features/Diagnostics, Feedback and Maintenance/Performance Monitoring/WindowsExperienceIndexOemInfo/HardwareUpgradeURL

XML Example

The following XML example shows how to configure HardwareUpgradeURL.


See Also


Feature Module Settings