How to Remove Computrace Embedded in BIOS of X61 Tablet

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A ThinkPad X61 Tablet is a portable computer developed and marketed by Lenovo. You may find Computrace tracking software embedded in the BIOS of some X61 units. Computrace, a product developed by Absolute, makes it possible for you to recover your ThinkPad tablet if it gets lost or stolen. If you do not need Computrace, you can remove it from your tablet. Note that you cannot uninstall Computrace by yourself. The only way to remove the tracking software is by following certain procedures through its help desk.

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  1. 1

    Note down the serial number of your ThinkPad X61 tablet. The serial number is printed on a sticker underneath the tablet.

  2. 2

    Log into Absolute's website, and navigate to the support page for Computrace tracking software.

  3. 3

    Click the link labelled "Click here" next to "To submit a support case 24/7."

  4. 4

    Type your Absolute username and password. Hit "Login."

  5. 5

    Type "Computrace removal" in the request form.

  6. 6

    Type the serial number of your ThinkPad X61 tablet.

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    Type your e-mail address, and hit "Submit."

  8. 8

    Wait till you receive an e-mail from Absolute confirming that your request has been processed.

  9. 9

    Connect your ThinkPad X61 Tablet to an Internet connection. Absolute will remove the tracking software automatically.

  10. 10

    Restart your computer to end the task.

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