computrace on my dell laptop questions

By pumpkinman
Aug 23, 2007
  1. i bought a lap top from a neigborhood garage sale and they told me it had computrace ,and i found it in the bios and hidden files. but she has not provided the neccesary pass and such shes tring to find it for me.. but my question is in the BIOS it states/ disable/ deactivate( default.) start services.... then states a whole page then at the bottom it says that this is deactivated... and by disabling or activating no further changes can be made what does all this mean is it not working and needs to be re activated ,its a dell xps m140 works great to.but id like to know what it all means any help appreciated pumpkinman... just thought she never said if she activated it maybe thats it ..?
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    You bought the thing legally and if it does not seem to be activated I shouldn't worry about it.

    PRBROWN TS Rookie

    PM me for some insight into Computrace, including how to reset. Of course, AlbertLionheart sums it it up nicely.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Wouldn't worry too much about it. If the previous owner doesn't pay the fee, the service is terminated.
  5. pctech

    pctech TS Rookie

    hey did you ever find out how to remove computrace?
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