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Acer launches special Windows 8 Upgrade Program refund promotion for its range of Ultrabook™.
Bioggio (2012-07-12)

Acer is an active partner in the recently launched Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Program, which offers customers, who bought a PC between 2nd June 2012 and the 31st January 2013, the chance to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 for just €14.99. In order to ensure our customers are able to take advantage of the opportunity, Acer is currently promoting this offer on its local websites and in stores.

In addition to the standard Microsoft Upgrade offer, Acer has created a unique offer for customers of its Ultrabook™. Any customer who purchases an Acer Ultrabook between 2nd June 2012 and the 31st January 2013 can apply for a refund from Acer, for the cost of the Microsoft Upgrade Program online upgrade. Acer has created this offer to ensure our latest technology products have the latest operating system, giving out customers the best possible experience.

The eligible models are the Aspire S3, Aspire S5, Aspire M3 and Aspire M5.

The special upgrade process has been designed to be as simple as possible: the customer needs to follow the standard Windows Upgrade Process. Once completed customers can visit and follow a link to the claim page.
Here the customer will be asked to provide information to confirm they have completed the Microsoft Upgrade Program and to identify their product. Once this has been verified and the customer has met the requirements, Acer will then refund the customer for the online cost of the Microsoft Upgrade Process. The promotion is valid for Acer Ultrabook™ bought between 2nd June 2012 and the 31st January 2013. Full terms and conditions are available at

Countries currently covered by this unique promotion are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar; Kuwait), Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. Countries not included in this list are not eligible for this promotion.



Acer customers who wish to take advantage of the upgrade offer must submit redemption requests during the application period, open from Windows 8 General Availability date to 15th March 2013.

Eligible products

ULTRABOOK PROMOTION : Acer Aspire S3, Acer Aspire S5, Acer Aspire M3 and Acer Aspire M5
STANDARD MICROSOFT PROMOTION: Eligible Acer PC’s running Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate. The full list of eligible Acer models is available at

What documents do customers need?

Contact Details: Name, Address, Email address, Phone Number, bank account details*
Machine Serial Number
Microsoft email confirming Windows 8 upgrade

How long will it take?

6 to 8 weeks to obtain the upgrade reimbursement.


Customers may only apply for the same language upgrade as that of the Microsoft Windows 7 pre-installed on their computer.

*Bank account details are required to process the refund payment to the customer.