Wize.com has learned that Microsoft reported today that it's MAR program (Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher) will "simplify volume licensing of refurbished computers."
According a press release by the company, "The program, which was announced today, builds on the success of a similar currently available Microsoft program called Community MAR, which is designed for charities, educational institutions and nonprofits. This new program broadens Microsoft’s offerings to include commercial enterprises."
The plan is to make it easier for refurbishers to install Windows on the computers they take in. Refurbishers take in a high number of PCs, many that are different models. The refurbishers wanted one way to get all of these PCs the Windows operating system.
Here's the solution, that both Microsoft and the refurbishers seem happy with: New licenses for refurbishers' computers that will enable them to install Windows XP Home for Refurbished PCs and Windows XP Professional for Refurbished PCs as long as the PCs that are being refurbished have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA), or proof that the computers had Windows installed in them when they were new.