How to Tune Up a PC

It’s common for PC users to find over time that their computer’s performance is slowing down. If this is the case for you, it might be time that you tune up your PC to boost its performance.

What Does it Mean to Tune Up a PC?

You may be thinking, how to tune up your computer? A PC tune up means improving the performance of the computer through multiple processes. This might involve removing temporary files, deleting unused programs, correcting any errors, and clearing out any clutter. A huge advantage of a tune up is that it helps your PC to run to its best potential.
Whilst there are methods of tuning a PC manually, it is highly recommended that you use a reliable and professional software program to take care of the tune up for you.
A PC tune up program will assist you in scanning your PC for unwanted files, and errors on PC’s hard drive, as well as free up storage space and startup programs. Some programs, like the likes of iolo’s System Mechanic, can even assist in repairing and cleaning corrupt Windows Registry as well as fixing common hard drive errors.

How to Know if Your Computer Needs a Tune Up?

Firstly, the main telltale sign your PC needs a tune up is that it slows down. If you begin to spot that it takes a long time to complete simple tasks on your computer, such as opening a browser or writing on a Word document, or perhaps you are running out of storage space, then this could suggest that your computer is suffering from problems that could be resolved from a PC tune up.
Another sign that your computer requires tuning is that you start to have inconsistent speeds. In addition, you might find that locating files is taking longer due to your hard drive being too full. This issue can easily be fixed through a tune up.
Finally, another significant sign that your PC needs tuning is that its start-up time is dramatically increasing. A PC that takes a long time to boot is a telltale sign that it needs tuning.
So, how often should you be tuning your PC? Ideally, your PC should be checked once a year at least, to make sure it is running to its full potential. Without a regular tune up, the lifespan of your computer could be decreased sooner than anticipated which is why it is so important to tune up your PC.
Let’s move on to how to tune up a PC.

How Can iolo’s System Mechanic Help Tune Up Your PC?

To tune up your PC, you should use a reliable software program. Clean, repair, optimize and tune up your PC with iolo’s award-winning System Mechanic. In just seconds, you can revel in better performance, increased speed, and more processing power on your PC.
Your computer’s performance will be enhanced and amplified through iolo’s System Mechanic software, increasing the availability of hard drive resources, and leading to an overall smoother user experience.


With this, the system is also capable of fixing more than 30,000 problems using artificial intelligence from iolo, enabling your device to turn on and run stably.  The system disposes of any bloatware, giving it a reliable tune up. 
Clutter will also be cleaned out from your computer with the System Mechanic, disposing of over 50 types of junk, freeing up practical space on your device to make space for your important documents and downloads. This in return will also improve your computer’s general performance.

How to do a PC Tune Up?

The System Mechanic will offer your PC a full tune up. Simply install the program and let the revolutionary software do its magic. Millions of people around the world have already made System Mechanic the place to fix their PC problems, so, what are you waiting for?

5 warning signs your PC Needs a tune up

  1. Slowed down performance 
    All computers struggle at times with demanding tasks such as video editing or processing a heavy file. Despite this, it should be a warning sign that your computer needs a tune up if the device is struggling with simple tasks such as opening a new document or browsing the internet. This should signify to you that the computer needs tuning.
  2. Limited storage space
    Computer hard drives can easily fill up fast, especially if you are downloading images and videos. This in return will cause files to take a long time to be located on the PC. If this is the case, then a tune up may be necessary.
  3. Slow start-up speed
    Various factors can cause a slow computer startup. Firstly, background programs can cause your computer to slow down when rebooting. In addition, outdated drivers and corrupted file systems could cause your computer to have a slow start-up speed. In some cases, you may simply have too many programs running at once which are attempting to start up at the same time as your computer which therefore slows the startup speed down. By offering your PC a tune up, you could resolve this issue.
  4. Unreliable internet speed
    Whilst there are multiple factors that could cause an unreliable internet connection, the performance of your hard drive can also impact your internet speed. If your internet is struggling and you cannot find an external reason, it may simply be a sign that your computer needs tuning.
  5. Temporary files overloading the PC
    PCs will automatically create temporary files to assist with tasks like loading websites for example. These temporary files can in time reduce the performance of your computer, by overloading the hard drive with too many unnecessary files. Tune-up software, like System Mechanic, will clean up any unnecessary files, to prevent this from happening.

System Mechanic

Tune-up software is the ideal solution to solve any of the above problems in a straightforward manner. Clean, repair, optimize and tune up your PC with iolo’s award-winning System Mechanic. System Mechanic will offer your PC a full tune up. Simply install the program and let the revolutionary software do its magic.

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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.