The Windows operating system, in all of its versions, has a lot of hidden options that are invisible to the user. Some of them are just cosmetic, but there are some options that really matter regarding to system performance. System Mechanic is a program that allows you to edit and hack some of those options, as well as analyze your system to find and solve a lot of problems, speeding up your computer. Let’s learn how to use this powerful software.

System Mechanic is distributed as a 30-day evaluation copy. It costs USD 50.00 for an one-year license. However, sometimes you can find it on sale, costing less than that.

After installing the System Mechanic, the program will scan your system for errors and problems. Figure 1 shows the screen after the system scan.

System MechanicFigure 1: Analysis report

After the analysis, you have the option to repair all the problems automatically, or review one by one. Figure 2 lists the problems detected in our computer.

System MechanicFigure 2: Problems list

System Mechanic has a huge number of features and resources. In the next pages, we will check the most important ones.

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.