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KBA-02151     Last Updated: 07/24/2012 Go back Return to previous page Print article Print this article

Installing System Mechanic 10

This article applies to:
  • System Mechanic 10

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. If you have not already done so, download the System Mechanic download manager. This will ensure that you are installing the most current version of the product. Save the file to a location on your system that you can easily locate. Double-click the sm_dm.exe file to begin downloading the software. If an Open File - Security Warning window appears, click Run to begin the process.
  2. When your download is complete the Welcome to the System Mechanic Setup Wizard window appears. Click Next to begin the installation.
  3. The License Agreement screen appears. After reading the agreement, select the I accept the agreement option and click Next to continue.
  4. The Select Installation Mode window appears. Select the option that applies to you and click Next.
  5. If in step 4 you selected Install as time-limited trial or Install the free version of System Mechanic you will be taken to the Enter your email address screen. Enter and confirm your email address, then click Next. Skip to step 7 of these instructions. 

    If you selected I own System Mechanic and can enter my serial number later you will be taken to the Enter your license information screen.  Enter your Activation Key and email address, then click OK. Skip to step 7 of these instructions.

    If you selected Purchase and automatically license System Mechanic now continue to step A below. 

    1. On the Enter Billing Details page, enter the following information:

      First name

      Last name

      Company name

      Street address

      City

      State or province

      Zip/Postal code

      Country

      Phone

      E-mail address

      Verify e-mail address
    2. Click Next.
    3. If the shipping address is the same as the billing address, check the Same as billing address box. Otherwise, fill in the boxes and then click Next.
  6. The Enter Payment Details page appears. In the boxes, type the following information:

    Credit card holder’s first name

    Credit card holder’s last name

    Credit card number

    Expiration month

    Expiration year

    For a physical copy of System Mechanic, select the Mail me a physical copy check box. Then select the U.S. shipping and handling: $10 (USD) box.
  7. The Select Destination Location screen appears. Usually, the default directory is fine unless you must install to a different drive. Click Next.
  8. The Select Start Menu Folder screen appears. To install shortcuts to the default folder, click Next.
  9. The Internet Connection screen appears. Specify the connection type that applies to you, click Next.
  10. The Configure PC Health Status Gadget screen appears for users running Windows 7 or Vista. The Enable PC Health Status Gadget option is selected by default. If you do not want it to be enabled, clear the check box. When you are finished, click Next.
  11. The ActiveCare Reports screen appears. If you would like to receive notifications when new ActiveCare reports are available, enter your email address in the Send notifications to the email address field. If you do not wish to use this feature, clear the Send me an email when a new ActiveCare report is ready for viewing box. Click Next.
  12. The Select Additional Tasks screen appears. From here you can create desktop and Quick launch icons. When you are done, click Next.
  13. The Ready to Install screen appears. Make sure the information is correct. If the information is incorrect, click Back and correct the information. If it is correct, click Next and the installation will begin.
  14. To finish the installation, your PC may need to be restarted. Select Yes to restart now or select No to restart later. Click Finish.

Congratulations! You are now ready to use System Mechanic.