Installing System Mechanic Pro
An optimizer to speedup or repair troubled computers, System Mechanic Pro is easy to install and will try to fix any PC problems you are currently experiencing. Just be patient and take the time to read every detailed description provided within the program and you should have no problems getting your PC back in shape.
Please be aware, the install procedure listed here may change with software updates, and as such, it is not guaranteed to be accurate - but it should at least be very similar.
How to Properly Install System Mechanic Pro
Please Note: If you intend to install the System Shield Anti-virus & Anti-spyware component of System Mechanic, you will need to uninstall any existing anti-virus / anti-spyware software before installation. If you want to keep using your existing security program, simply uncheck System Shield during the "Select Components" stage of the System Mechanic installation to prevent it from installing. While the program may change over time, the basic procedure should be very similar. Just please be aware our information may not accurately describe the current version revision.
Follow these steps to install System Mechanic Pro:
Important: If you already have the full installation file, (SystemMechanicPro.exe) simply click open the file and skip to Step 5 below. Otherwise, start at the beginning, Step 1, and use the smpro_dm.exe file which includes a download manager to help you retrieve the most up-to-date version of System Mechanic Pro.
1 - Find the smpro_dm.exe setup file - which includes a download manager to get the most up to date version - on your desktop or in your download folder. Simply open the file by double-clicking on it.
2 - After you open the file, a Security Warning box may appear asking if you wish to Run this file. Simply click the Run button to proceed to the next step.
3 - The Download Manager will appear and it will initialize the download. It may take a few minutes to receive the new updated version, please be patient as the file downloads.
4 - Next, you'll be asked, "...would you like to save a copy of the System Mechanic Professional installation file to your computer?" We suggest you click Yes, so you can have this file readily available if you ever need to re-install. Use the default folder or choose another folder and click "Save" after the "Save As" box appears.
5 - Next, the Setup box will appear advising you to, "...close all other applications before continuing." Take the advice and close any other programs you may have running so they do not corrupt the install, and then click Next to proceed.
6 - The End User License Agreement will show. Read the License Agreement and if you agree, select "I accept the agreement". Then simply click the Next button to continue.
7 - Next up, select the proper activation mode to enter your Activation Key which was sent to your email upon purchase. Click Next, and depending on your selection, you may need to input your activation email address. Click Next again to continue.
8 - Choose a destination folder, or just leave it as the default (recommended) and click Next to continue. Then decide which components you wish to install. If you have no Anti-Virus or Anti-Spyware programs installed, you should leave then all checked. If you want to continue using your AV/AS security programs, then uncheck the "System Shield" entry. After you click Next, a warning will come up suggesting you uninstall any existing security software.
9- Next, select typical or custom settings. We suggest you keep it on the typical settings unless you have a good reason to choose otherwise. Click Next and you may need to answer a few queries;
Start Menu folder - recommended to leave as is.
Select type of Internet - most will choose the first selection, Broadband (cable, DSL, satellite, ISDN, T1, wireless, etc.) Can be changed later in program.
PC Health Status Gadget - Create an easy to access info gadget on your desktop. You can also disable and enable it later from within the program.
ActiveCare Reports - Your choice if you want to receive emails about your PC status.
Create a Desktop Icon - place a click-able shortcut on your desktop.
Finally, click Next to continue.
10 - After reviewing the install settings. Simply click the Install button and the files will be extracted and the installation processed. Please allow a few minutes for the install, and do not interrupt it. you'll need to restart your PC to complete the installation. We suggest you keep checked "RunSystem Mechanic Professional after the computer restarts". Now click Finish and your computer will reboot. Please consider our tips for using System Mechanic Pro to help you get started.
Includes a Safe Uninstall
Uninstalling System Mechanic Pro:
Having the ability to remove a program completely from your system is one of the key parameters we insist upon in order to be featured on our site. We have little patience for programs that leave the system registry in a mess when uninstalled - causing potential instability. System Mechanic Pro will remove itself safely and completely from your computer. Please see our System Mechanic Pro uninstall guide for complete details.
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