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Should I remove Upgrade Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,455
United States Rank #15,307
Reach 0.0067%


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Upgrade Kit


Upgrade Kit is a software program developed by Gateway. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named upgradekit.launcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 11.93 MB (12,508,701 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 86% of users of Upgrade Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.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.UpgradeKit.View.dll
  • Acer.Empowering.Windows.Forms.dll (by acer inc) - Acer Empowering UI Components (AcerEmpoweringUI)
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.DialogManager.dll
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.HostData.dll
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.Interface.dll
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.Library.dll
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.Model.dll
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.PreLauncher.exe
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.Presenter.dll
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.Windows.Forms.dll
  • CheckIntelWirelessProset.exe - CheckIntelWirelessProset
  • CheckX86X64.exe - ConsoleApplication1
  • convert.exe (by Microsoft) - File System Conversion Utility
  • DeleteStartupProgram.exe - ConsoleApplication2
  • DisBT.exe (by Acer) - ToggleBt.exe (Enable/Disable BlueTooth Device)
  • DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe (by Acer) - Acer Upgrade DVD
  • DVDMainStart.Presenter.dll
  • DVDMainStart.View.dll
  • DVDMainStart.View.VistaPageLauncher.exe - Acer Upgrade Kit
  • EasyTransferLauncher.exe - EasyTransferLauncher
  • EnBT.exe
  • ETFPasswordMigration.dll
  • INT15_Detect.exe
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • Remove_eRecovery.exe
  • ScrollBarLib.dll
  • SetResolution2.exe
  • WaitingForODDReady.exe - WaitingForODDReady
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe

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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.72%
Windows 10 11.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 87.97%
Windows 10 Home 9.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.26%
Windows 7 Professional 0.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.93%
  Canada 10.05%
  Mexico 1.01%
  Belgium 0.50%
  Italy 0.50%
  Japan 0.50%
  Netherlands 0.50%
  Philippines 0.50%
  Thailand 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 75.94%
Gateway 24.06%
Common models
Gateway SX2800 18.18%
Gateway DX4300 12.88%
Gateway DX4200-09 10.61%
Gateway NV58 Series ... 6.06%
Gateway NV52 Series ... 6.06%
Gateway DX4820 6.06%

About Gateway

Gateway (acquired by Acer Inc.
Publisher URL: www.gateway.com


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