Manually Upgrade

Purchase your upgrade from Microsoft to get the Windows 8 operating system. Please refer to the Windows Upgrade Offer information included with your computer;

Clean install (will erase all your data, files and programs).

Upgrade (keeping settings, personal file and programs).

Before you upgrade to Windows 8, some of drivers need to be upgraded to prevent incompatibilities that can cause system errors during the upgrade.

BIOS: Affected model list click here

Before you upgrade to Windows 8, some of drivers need to be upgraded to prevent incompatibilities that can cause system errors during the upgrade.

  1. BIOS: Affected model list click here
  2. Wi-Fi: Affected model list click here
  3. Intel AHCI: Affected model list click here
  4. NVIDIA graphics: Affected model list click here

1. User can choose either way below to start the upgrade to Windows 8:
· Electronic software download from www.microsoft.com
· From upgrade media (DVD) via setup.exe
2. Enter the product key for Windows 8 installation
3. Accept the license terms
4. Choose what do you want to keep?
· Windows settings, personal files, and apps
· Just personal files
· Nothing
5. Remove (or update) incompatible software
6. Follow Windows 8 install wizard to complete Windows 8 installation

Run Windows 8. If you encounter any problems or find yellow icons in Device Manager, please go to the Acer driver support page to download and install the required applications and drivers.

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