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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
After you install 891861Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4 V1 or V2 on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)-based computer that is using a dual-core processor or a hyper-threading processor, the CPU temperature increases abnormally.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey: