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1.00.3004 50.00%
1.00.3001 50.00%

Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool


Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool is a software program developed by Packard Bell. The most common release is 1.00.3004, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 21 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Upgrade Kit\
Uninstaller: Msiexec.exe /x {DB7E816B-74F1-4210-B2CD-8BD7B2FC8584} PACKARDBELL=1 PRODUCTNAME="Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool" REMOVEUSEC=1 BOOTSTRATOR=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool

  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • Acer.Empowering.Windows.Forms.dll (by acer inc) - Acer Empowering UI Components (AcerEmpoweringUI)
  • DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe (by Acer) - Upgrade Assistant Tool
  • DVDMainStart.Presenter.dll (by Acer)
  • DVDMainStart.View.dll
  • NotificationLauncher.exe
  • UpgradeKit.DialogManager.dll
  • UpgradeKit.HostData.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Interface.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Launcher.exe
  • UpgradeKit.Library.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Model.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Presenter.dll
  • UpgradeKit.View.dll
  • ObjectListView.dll (by Bright Ideas Software) - ObjectListView
  • SharpBITS.Base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS
  • AcrHttp.dll - AcrHttp
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.Windows.Forms.dll
  • ETFPasswordMigration.dll
  • ScrollBarLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'OEM Upgrade DVD' which loads as C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Upgrade Kit\DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe.

How do I remove Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Packard Bell Upgrade Assistant Tool.

Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Netherlands 20.00%
  Austria 10.00%
  Poland 10.00%
  Russia 10.00%

About Packard Bell

Packard Bell is a computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. Packard Bell shares products with Gateway, both owned by Acer.
Publisher URL: www.packardbell.com


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