PC maintenance is one of the most overlooked aspects of owning and using a Windows-based computer system. Just like any other “machine”, your PC requires regular and periodic maintenance in order to keep it performing at its optimum levels, and to extend its useful life. Microsoft has incorporated quite a number of diagnostic and maintenance tools into modern Windows operating systems such as Windows 7 and Windows 8, however accessing many of these can be a tad difficult for less experienced users. By utilizing a third-party software solution, you can simplify the ability to utilize these tools to repair, optimize and protect your PC. Iolo Technologies’ System Mechanic PC Tune-Up software can do exactly this, and much more.
System Mechanic utilizes more than 50 individual tools and functions to not only diagnose the current state of all aspects of your PC, but can then act as an all-in-one wizard to fix many of these problems at once for the basic user. More experienced users, power users or system administrators also have the ability to pick and choose individual tools and functions to explore in further detail and take action with accordingly. We would like to extend a “Technology X hat-tip” to Iolo Technologies for providing the review download of System Mechanic.
Once you have downloaded and installed System Mechanic, let it run its set of diagnostics on your PC, and it will then display a list of issues and performance improvement opportunities that it has discovered. You can then choose to either let System Mechanic fix the problems (or perform optimizations) automatically; or you can choose to view the individual problems and enact the repairs or enhancements individually. After the initial scan, repairs and optimizations, you can then choose to automate and schedule any or all of the tools and functions on an ongoing and/or regular basis.