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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,606
United States Rank #15,883
Reach 0.0291%


1.00.4001 2.84%
1.00.3002 97.16%

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Upgrade Kit

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What is Upgrade Kit?

Provides the ability to upgrade Microsoft Windows verisons such as Windows Vista to Windows 7.

About  (from Acer)

The Acer, Gateway, and eMachines installations are all similar. In the steps below, the Acer disc was used. With the computer started and running Windows Vista, place the Acer Upgrade Kit disc in the CD\DVD drive. The disc automatically starts. In the Welcome to the Acer Upgrade Kit dialog box, click Start in the Pre...  Read more


Upgrade Kit is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 1.00.3002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is upgradekit.launcher.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 11.93 MB (12,508,907 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Upgrade Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\OEM\Upgrade Kit
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1D0FDD6D-3C5E-4588-8ED0-02DC88014BF2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.93 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Upgrade Kit

Program executable:upgradekit.launcher.exe
Acer Upgrade Kit
Path:C:\oem\upgrade kit\upgradekit.launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • Acer.Empowering.Windows.Forms.dll (by acer inc) - Acer Empowering UI Components (AcerEmpoweringUI)
  • DisBT.exe - ToggleBt.exe (Enable/Disable BlueTooth Device)
  • EnBT.exe
  • DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe - Acer Upgrade DVD
  • DVDMainStart.View.VistaPageLauncher.exe - Acer Upgrade Kit
  • Remove_eRecovery.exe
  • CheckX86X64.exe - ConsoleApplication1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpgradeKit.Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB5A08D5-1E4E-499C-8DAD-4AB3D73008FB}' (runs on registration).
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:\OEM\Upgrade Kit\DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe".

How do I remove Upgrade Kit?

Quickly and completely remove Upgrade Kit from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Upgrade Kit 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 Upgrade Kit, 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 Upgrade Kit.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.12%
Windows 10 10.64%
Windows Vista 1.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 85.00%
Windows 10 Home 8.57%
Windows 7 Professional 1.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.25%
Windows 8 Pro 0.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.03%
  Germany 21.45%
  United Kingdom 9.80%
  Canada 7.60%
  France 5.57%
  Italy 5.07%
  Finland 2.70%
  Spain 2.70%
  Belgium 2.53%
  Sweden 2.36%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Norway 1.35%
  DK 1.35%
  Australia 1.01%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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