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System Mechanic Installation and Activation

Article Summary: This article provides information on "Introduction to System Mechanic".

Table of Contents:
  1. Features and Benefits
  2. System Mechanic Editions
  3. Installation
  4. Activation
  5. Using System Mechanic


Features and Benefits

What System Mechanic does to fix your PC
  • Repairs and compacts registry
  • Eliminates memory leaks
  • Fixes random crashes and restarts
  • Revives unstartable systems
  • Repairs and prevents corrupted drives
  • Fixes security vulnerabilities
  • Repairs broken internet connections
  • Automatically maintains PC health with patent-pending ActiveCare
  • Automatically fixes hundreds of perplexing errors in just one step

  • Dozens of tools work together to diagnose and automatically resolve virtually any problem

  • System Mechanic provides complete ease and flexibility to help you speed up your PC no matter what your experience level:


System Mechanic Editions



  • Get system mechanic
  • Click Start Download to begin downloading the installer.
  • When asked if you would like to save file, click SAVE.

  • Run the file
  • The SM_dm.exe icon will appear in a pop-up window. Double-click it to begin the download

  • Confirm Run File
  • If asked if you want to allow the program to make changes to this computer, click Yes.

  • Save installer
    • Allow the download to finish
    • When the installer has finished downloading, you will be given the option to save the installation file to your computer.
    • If you want to save a copy, choose Yes, and save it to a convenient place on your PC. If you do not need a copy, click No.
    • When you are finished with this step, the installer will start automatically



Activate and finish installation

  • Begin installation
  • When the Installer starts, follow its step-by-step instructions until you see a windows that asks for your License Information

Enter Activation Key

  • Carefully type the Activation key and your email address into the License Information window.
  • Click OK.

Complete Installation

  • Continue following the step-by-step instructions to complete the installation process.
  • When you are finished, you may need to restart your PC.

Run System Mechanic

If System Mechanic does not start immediately after activation, double-click this desktop icon.

Perform System Analysis
Once System Mechanic has obtained and applied all critical updates, perform a System Analysis by clicking Analyze Now.

Review and Repair Problems.

  • When the System Analysis is complete, a full list of system problems will be generated.
  • You can review and automatically repair any of these problems by using the options on System mechanic's dashboard.


Using System Mechanic

Use the Help Files
While using System Mechanic, you can look up useful tips, information, and instructions by accessing the built-in help system.

Visit Customer Care Online.

If you can't find what you're looking for, visit iolo customer care online for FAQs, tutorials, and the ability to contact a live support agent.


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Article ID: SLN142475

Last Date Modified: 06/27/2013 12:00 AM

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