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You should investigate why the processor is getting so hot in the first place... almost certainly going to be dry thermal paste or a clogged heatsink/vent. You should fix this problem first as it didn't do it when you first bought the laptop, right?


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When you dusted off the heatsink and fan, did you reapply new thermal paste? I've had two laptops that have gradually been getting hotter over the years, despite having a routine of opening and removing dust from the hardware twice a year. Once I decided to remove the old thermal paste (by using Isopropyl Alcohol) and applying some new, and it did wonders. ...


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It seems like it is irreversible, see discussion on Thinkpad forum. Both Activate and Disable are permanent. So disabling them is reasonable. How Computrace/Absolute Persistence exactly keeps itself stealthy and functional is probable something the service provider keeps between them and the BIOS & motherboard manufacturers. E.g. see thoughts on ...



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