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Windows 8 logoMy Acer Aspire 1810T was running with Windows 7 till 3 days ago. Bought in 2009 I was very confident with Windows 7, but the first performance problems started nearly exactly one year after I had purchased my Aspire 1810T. And there was no ending in sight. Therefore, I have been very keen on installing Windows 8 on my Acer Aspire 1810T. I installed it three days ago and it works!

But how to install Windows 8 on a Acer Aspire 1810T? First, I checked if my Aspire is able to install Windows 8 in principle. There is a Microsoft page “Upgrade to Windows 8” to download the upgrade assistant. You get a report which apps or programs will run under Windows 8 and which may cause problems. In my case, there weren’t much big issues despite the information that safe mode will not work.

Second, you should purchase Windows 8 Pro via the upgrade offer page for $14,99 or 14,99 EUR. The upgrade offer works with any information you are filling in. The only thing you should care about is the correct purchasing date… 😉 …and your correct email to get the product key! Following the Link in the email, you’ll be able to download Windows 8 Pro. I downloaded the ISO file and burned a bootable DVD, but you can save it on a USB stick, too.


Third, I checked the Acer homepage and found some information regarding the Acer Windows 8 upgrade offer. There is a upgrade assistant tool, too. My 1810T is not listed, so I chose the model 1830 (or maybe 1830T which I found too late). You just follow the step-by-step process. Some drivers are replaced, your settings are saved (if you want…). The complete process took round about six hours, but after that Windows 8 ran on my Acer Aspire 1810T, up to now, without any problems!

Stay tuned! 😉

17 replies
    • Gee Are Pabst
      Gee Are Pabst says:


      I suggest to buy Windows 8 Pro now because there is a special offer till end of January. After that Period it is more expensive. And I suggest to buy the Pro Version which includes up to now the Media Center for free.

      • Visitor
        Visitor says:

        Thank you!

        And would you recommend windows 8 over windows 7 in this particular laptop? Is the switch easy enough for a novice?

        Thanx again for the advice.

    • Visitor 2
      Visitor 2 says:

      I upgraded my 1810T also for the cheap win 8 pro upgrade. I also put in a SSD at the same time. It is now like a new laptop. I was ready to replace it b4 but now will keep it a while longer as it is pretty fast now. Also install classic start menu – it makes life easier.


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