Uninstall any other previous version of System Mechanic or System Mechanic Professional you have installed.
Ensure that your internet connection is on.
If you are installing from:
A CD, insert the CD into your CD drive. The installation wizard will automatically open for most users. If the installation wizard does not open:
A download, double-click on the downloaded .exe file. The installation wizard will open.
Read and accept the license agreement. You must accept the license terms to install System Mechanic Professional.
Continue to follow the on-screen instructions. System Mechanic Professional is a suite of tools that includes System Mechanic plus Search and Recover (data recovery), DriveScrubber (permanent data deletion), and System Shield (Internet security). You will be given the option to select which of these products you want to install.
Licensed users: License information is shown on the CD case/sleeve or in the email message you received.
In the Activation Key field, completely type all letters and numbers, exactly as shown. (The hyphens will be automatically entered.) In the Email field, enter an email address that you would like to use to receive any communications from iolo regarding your license.
I see an incorrect or invalid license information message.
ActiveCare Email Reports. To receive reports about your PC\'s condition and maintenance, enter your email address on the appropriate screen; if you do not want the reports, clear the check box. (You can also turn the receipt of reports on or off or change the email address from within the installed System Mechanic program.)
On the last screen of the installation wizard, click Finish. You may be prompted to restart your computer to complete the installation.
Important Note: If you are installing from a CD, be sure to remove the CD prior to restarting your computer.
If you restart the computer with the CD still in the drive, System Mechanic\'s Drive Medic program will open. (Drive Medic is an emergency program used to diagnose and repair severe drive damage; most users will not need to run this emergency tool.)