iolo System Mechanic - up to 3 PCs - SM08E

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System Mechanic addresses many areas of your PC, but it is an "invasive" product meaning it will move registry files around causing other programs to have to be reloaded in order to run. Not only did I not notice an improvement in performance, due to other issues System Mechanic caused, I actually had a worse experience with my PC after installing it. I was unable to uninstall this software and had to revert to a previous Windows restore point in order to use my PC again. It looks good on paper, but the reality for me was a very bad experience. Please beware of this product.

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System Mechanic 8.0 did speed up my desktop somewhat after running every tool provided. However, on my wife's laptop, which is extremely slow, it did very little to speed up it's performance. I say that with the rebates, which bring the cost down to $0.00, you do get what you pay for. Actually, that's to harsh. It's not a bad product, but didn't seem to live up to the claims made for it. It does help somewhat, which is always a good thing.

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Helpful system maintenance package

on 5/12/2008

Useful system maintinance software package. I have used for a while and it is easy to use. with the rebate it was a bargain.

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Careful use works best

by John E Iacono on 12/3/2008

I've used this software for several years, and find it a very powerful tool which needs careful use. It allows one to use an automatic approach or to select carefully just what you want it to do at each step of the way. And to prevent the surprises other reviews have noted, one just needs to properly configure the software, and then choose the "choose for yourself" option for each action one takes. Used this way, it has always done a fine job for me, and gives me significant control over my pc environment.

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Product Overview

System Mechanic is the world’s #1 best-selling and most-awarded computer performance software, with over 32 million users worldwide, hundreds of 5-Star and Editor’s Choice accolades, and countless independent lab certifications since 1998. Why? Because it really works.

Experts unanimously agree that System Mechanic is the most effective way to restore and maintain maximum PC speed and stability. It safely and automatically finds and fixes computer problems created by regular, everyday use that drag down the speed and stability of PCs over time, keeping them running like new as long as they are used. System Mechanic also uses patent-pending technology to inject even more horsepower back into the system for up to 300% increases in startup speeds, web surfing, gaming, and other high-performance computing activities.

Consistently recognized as the most effective performance-boosting program of its kind by PC Magazine and other leading experts and independent labs, System Mechanic offers an all-inclusive solution to the myriad of problem sources that result in PC slowdowns, hiccups, freezes, and crashes. Its uniquely comprehensive approach to computer optimization and repair makes System Mechanic the ultimate in performance-tuning software for PCs.

Whole Home Licensing™ NEW

  • Now, keep all your household PCs running at maximum performance with just a single license of System Mechanic!

  • Gone is the costly and arbitrary restriction of only 1 to 3 PCs per license. As more and more of us are reusing older PCs and adding new PCs for other family members, iolo decided it was time to reward customers with the Whole Home™ License, empowering families with many PCs in their household to keep them all running at full speed and reliability

  • Get more performance and more value with the first-ever software license that is good for every PC in your single family household.

  • The Whole Home License™ is iolo technologies' new licensing policy which allows users to keep their software running on every PC in their home. Previously, users were allowed to install and license their iolo software simultaneously on a maximum of three PCs. Under the new Whole Home License, if you use your iolo software exclusively on your home PCs and not for business purposes you may use the same license and activation key on all the PCs you own.

  • What you need to know about Whole Home Licensing:
    1. You, your spouse, and your relatives living within the same household may use the same license on any number of PCs that you own which are not used for business.
    2. If you want to use the software on any PCs that are also used for business purposes (even if those PCs are located in your home), iolo’s Business Volume Pricing and Licensing applies.
    3. Whole Home Licensing™ does not apply to business specific products such as System Mechanic® Business, even if it is used within your home on a non-business PC.

  • To install your iolo product on additional PCs:
    1. Make sure that each PC meets the basic system requirements to run your product. (This information can be found in your product's help file under System Requirements.)
    2. Insert your product CD, or download the installation file on the new PC.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install your product.
    4. Repeat steps 1-3 on each PC in your home.


Manufacturer Iolo Technologies
Mfg Part# SM08E
SKU 206656532
UPC 813279004392
UPC 14 00813279004392
Tech Specs
Any PC, Laptop, or Netbook/Mini running Windows 7, Vista, or XP (32 or 64 bit)
CD or DVD drive (for CD installation)
256 MB RAM; 30 MB available disk space
Internet connection for license authentication and product updates
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