“The Internet is full of all-in-one repair tools that make many promises about repairing and speeding up your computer. Many of these tools have bad reputations because they often can cause more problems than they repair.
Over the years I have seen ads for System Mechanic by Iolo Technologies, but never downloaded and tried its software. After being contacted by an Iolo representative, I decided to give the software a try on an older Windows 7 computer to see if the software performed as advertised. The company has a patent for its ActiveCare technology, used in maintaining and repairing computers.
For this review, I elected to use two systems. The first system was a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with an i3 2.4 GHz CPU, 6 GB ram, 500 GB hard drive running 64bit Windows 7 Professional. My second test system was a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an Intel Core Duo- 2.0 GHz, 3 GB ram, 320 GB hard drive running 32bit Windows 7 Professional.” Read more