64-bit Compatible System Mechanic 8.5 Available Now

iolo technologies, maker of System Mechanic, the #1 best-selling PC tune-up utility, today announced the immediate availability of the 64-bit compatible version of its flagship product.

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 4, 2008 – iolo technologies, maker of System Mechanic, the #1 best-selling PC tune-up utility, today announced the immediate availability of the 64-bit compatible version of its flagship product. Used by 21 million people worldwide, System Mechanic 8.5 is the first comprehensive PC tune-up product compatible with 64-bit computers on the market, whose more than 40 tools have been automatically fixing and speeding up PCs since 1998.

Now running on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, System Mechanic 8.5 automatically recognizes the target operating system type and installs appropriate components during setup. All currently licensed users of the software will also receive an automatic update that enables them to use System Mechanic 8.5 or later on up to three 32 or 64-bit machines alike.

“In the recent months, we have seen the demand for a 64-bit compatible PC tune-up product rise dramatically,” said JJ Schoch, iolo’s VP of marketing. “True to our long-standing commitment to the satisfaction of our 21 million users worldwide and history of innovation and leadership in the industry, we are proud to be the first to offer an effective solution to keep all the new 64-bit machines functioning in top condition.”

iolo technologies has been at the helm of the PC tune-up industry for 10 years now. During those 10 years and in eight versions, System Mechanic was repeatedly first-to-market with new features and technical innovations. In 2002 it was officially endorsed by the Microsoft Designed for Windows XP Logo program. In 2006 it became one of the very first software programs to have Windows Vista compatibility and in 2008 it leads the industry with its 64-bit compatibility. Going well beyond so-called “registry cleaners”, System Mechanic includes a comprehensive solution with more than 40 different advanced PC tune-up tools that fix computer problems, restore like-new performance, and maintain overall ongoing reliability. The software is suitable for both PC novices and experts alike.

iolo’s remaining products, including its security software, DriveScrubber, the #1 best-selling secure data removal tool, and Search & Recover, the popular data recovery program, are all slated for similar 64-bit compatibility updates in early 2009.


System Mechanic, the #1 best selling PC tune-up product according to NPD Reports, is a comprehensive utility suite designed to keep computers in peak operating condition. The software combines over 40 robust tools in an integrated console designed to make it easy to fix, speed-up, and maintain PCs. Patent-pending ActiveCare™ technology proactively keeps computers operating at maximum performance by performing repairs and optimizations when the system is on but not being used, never interrupting the owner.


iolo technologies, a privately held firm located in Los Angeles, produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers running Windows. The iolo product line includes System Mechanic; System Mechanic Professional®, a comprehensive suite of PC tune-up and security tools; System Shield®, iolo AntiVirus™ and iolo Personal Firewall™, software for Internet security; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool that helps you rescue lost files and photographs; and DriveScrubber®, a utility that permanently wipes data from hard drives.

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What is iolo's Whole Home License?

The Whole Home License® is iolo’s licensing policy that allows you to install and keep your software running on all of your compatible devices within the same home. Previously, users were allowed to install and license their iolo software simultaneously on a maximum of three PCs. Under the Whole Home License, a single activation key allows you to use your iolo software on all of your PCs, other than any PCs you use for business purposes. What you need to know about Whole Home Licensing

  • 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.
  • For full legal terms and conditions, see https://www.iolo.com/company/legal/eula/

To install your iolo product on additional PCs:

  1. On the additional computer, download the latest version of your iolo product. Choose from the list of downloads offered here.
  2. Follow the steps in the installation wizard, and enter the same Activation Key that you used to install on your original computer.

You can view the Activation Key on the original computer from within System Mechanic > red menu bar > key icon > Activation Key.