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How-To: Install System Mechanic on Another Computer

System Mechanic offers a free Whole Home License® which entitles you to use the same service account for as many PCs in your household as you wish. Now System Mechanic has made it easier than ever to install the product on multiple computers. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to get the tool working on other systems.

How to Use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

PC users familiar with pressing Tab plus the Windows key (hereafter depicted as “Win”) to conveniently scroll through all currently-open windows will most likely warm quickly to the idea of virtual desktops. New in Windows 10, virtual desktops are a great way to organize various multitasks.

How to Optimize Internet Settings on Windows

Do you ever notice slow movie downloads or spottiness when surfing the internet? That’s because the internet connection you have may not be optimized with your PC’s default internet settings. With System Mechanic’s internet tools, you can see if your internet connection settings are ideal for boosting download speeds and provide high performance as you browse online.

How to Factory Reset Windows 10

While Windows® 10 has many positive features, it is not above experiencing occasional challenges. When these issues prove to be beyond repair, the only solution might be to restore your Windows computer back to its factory settings.

How to Delete Your Search History on Chrome, Firefox, and more

To make life a bit easier, every web browser stores information submitted by users. However, there are times when users would like their information to be more private and secure, and that is when deleting search history on popular web browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Safari plays a significant role.

How Outdated Device Drivers Affect Performance

Although nearly every computer user utilizes devices that plug into their systems on a daily basis, they may not fully understand how these endpoints impact PC performance. Each time your printer, scanner, camera, or other external device is plugged in, it needs an avenue through which it can communicate with the computer. These avenues are known as device drivers.

How Do I Uninstall SCU (System Checkup)

There are instances where a specific dialogue window pops up when a user is trying to install an iolo product. This window can be confusing, because it states that there are conflicting products detected on the computer. When this occurs, uninstalling the system check up application is necessary in order to install a utility.

Donating Your Computer: What To Know

At a loss of what to do with an old or unused computer? If it’s no longer in good working condition, you probably haven’t considered donating it to a friend, family member, or organization in need. But if it’s not affected by failed components, then you may save it from the landfill with the advanced tune-up and repair tools in System Mechanic Pro.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

For anyone who uses their computer regularly, learning certain shortcuts as time goes on can significantly increase ease-of-use, as well as productivity. Some might believe that shortcuts are only for users who truly understand computers, but even beginners can benefit from a few that are easy to remember.

Secure Sensitive Data with System Mechanic File Incinerator

Computers are convenient tools for storing all sorts of personal pictures, documents, and files. Gone are the days when entire rooms of our home or office were relegated to physical file storage. Digital storage has made it easy for anyone to keep everything in one portable location. As convenient as computers may be for storing private documents, they also come with their share of hazards and hassles. For example, how do you remove something from your PC? If you think simply “deleting it” is the answer, think again.

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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

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.