PC maintenance is one of the most overlooked aspects of owning and using a Windows-based computer system. Just like any other “machine”, your PC requires regular and periodic maintenance in order to keep it performing at its optimum levels, and to extend its useful life. Microsoft has incorporated quite a number of diagnostic and maintenance tools into modern Windows operating systems such as Windows 7 and Windows 8, however accessing many of these can be a tad difficult for less experienced users. By utilizing a third-party software solution, you can simplify the ability to utilize these tools to repair, optimize and protect your PC. Iolo Technologies’ System Mechanic PC Tune-Up software can do exactly this, and much more.