WinSAT Runs after Clean LTSB Install

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by adric, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. adric

    adric MDL Addicted

    Jul 30, 2009
    On a new install for W10 LTSB 2016, the first time the system shows the desktop, there is a cmd window that pops up showing the following:
    Windows System Assessment Tool
    > Running: Feature Enumeration ''
    > Run Time 00:00:00.00
    > Running: WinSAT Direct3D Assessment '-aname DWM -time 10 -fbc 10 -disp off -normalw 1 -alphaw 2 -width 1280 -height 1024 -winwidth C(1144) -winheight C(915) -rendertotex 6 -rtdelta 3 -nolock'
    > Assessing Desktop Graphics Performance
    Shortly after that, it disappears. Anyxone know where this is being started from?

    I don't think it's from the task manager since it shows the task has not yet run (0x41303) and not scheduled to even run at all. Also, this seems to be a one-time thing after the initial install because it never happens again - only the first time the desktop gets accessed. I'm wondering why this is even running at all . I thought they got rid of this function for W10
  2. MrG

    MrG MDL Expert

    May 31, 2010
    I took a look at the WinSAT log file but don't see much on where it runs from (I got a raw set of WinSAT measurement data directly from the WinSAT tool on the command line. At an elevated command prompt: WinSAT formal)

    from log file @ C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore
    68825734 (12248) - exe\logging.cpp:0841: --- START 2017\6\12 7:22:04 AM ---
    68825734 (12248) - exe\main.cpp:4347: WinSAT registry node is created or present
    68825734 (12248) - exe\main.cpp:4378: Command Line = WinSAT formal
  3. NeoLojik

    NeoLojik MDL Novice

    Oct 13, 2009
    The Intel GPU drivers usually cause this, chances are Windows is installing them for you automatically and then they trigger the WinSAT run.