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Competition Iolo Technologies has teamed up with Register Hardware to bring 20 lucky readers the latest version of Iolo's System Mechanic 8.5 - software designed to ensure your PC hardware always runs at maximum efficiency.

Iolo Technologies System MechanicSystem Mechanic sits in the background running regular checks on your computer and handling any maintenance that's necessary to keep your desktop, notebook or netbook in peak operating condition.

It'll fix hard drive problems, make sure Windows' Registry is tuned up, prevent memory and drive fragmentation, remove over 50 types of junk files, give you control over start-up items, makes sure your PC's security settings pass muster, and exposes hidden Windows settings. It even comes with a recovery disc to pick up downed systems.

Iolo's new newcomer - System Mechanic has been available for more than ten years, taking it through a host of Windows releases - including Windows 7 - and encompassing the leap from 32-bit computing to 64-bit.

Don't take Iolo's word for how useful System Mechanic can be - the app's been bought by more than 21m PC users since it's original launch.

Iolo Technologies System Mechanic

Register Hardware and Iolo will be giving away 20 copies of System Mechanic. To try and win one - worth £30 - all you need to do is answer the following three questions correctly, and provide your name and a valid email address, all before the closing date: midnight, Friday 20 March 2009. The winners will be drawn at random from the correct entries.

This competition has now closed

Terms and Conditions

The Register Hardware Iolo Technologies System Mechanic Competition is open to all readers of Register Hardware and The Register aged 18 or above. No purchase is necessary. The packaged app includes a year's free subscription to System Mechanic updates. After that period, a subscription payment may be required to obtain future updates.

The Competition is not open to employees of Iolo Technologies, Situation Publishing Ltd, their families or agents. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Only one entry is permitted per household. Only one prize will be offered per winner. No cash alternatives will be offered. The prize is subject to availability and if, due to circumstances beyond Register Hardware's control, we are unable to provide the stated prize, an alternative prize of equivalent value will be supplied. Register Hardware will not be liable if the prize does not reach the winner for reasons beyond our control, or if the prize is damaged during delivery. Register Hardware will not be liable for the misuse or use of this software.

Each entrant must supply a valid email address to which a confirmation email will be sent should the entrant's name be drawn. The winner will be the first name drawn from entrants who have correctly answered the questions posed. Winners will be notified by email with 28 days of the closing date, and must respond within one week. Winners who do not respond within this time may be disqualified and an another winner drawn. The editor's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Closing date: Midnight, Friday, 20 March 2009.

By entering the competition you agree to have your supplied personal details passed to the sponsor so that they can contact you with further information about their company, products and services.

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