PlanITROI is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbishersm ( MAR) and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. As a MAR PlanITROI has been certified by Microsoft to install a genuine licensed Windows XP operating system on any refurbished computer that is to be remarketed to our customers.
The MAR program is targeted to large, established service providers such as PlanITROI. To be certified by Microsoft as a MAR, PlanITROI is required to have processed a minimum volume of 5,000 units of laptops and desktops each month for a 12-month period. It also needed to confirm that it had the technical expertise to install large volumes of Windows XP and had the security protocols in place to handle the similar quantities of software licenses.
As a MAR PlanITROI is permitted to affix a genuine Windows XP Certificate of Authenticity ( COA) label on each of the laptops and desktops it remarkets, which adds greater value to each unit.
End-users of a refurbished computer from PlanITROI will need to activate the system with the product key on the COA. Customer support for Windows XP can be found directly through Microsoft.
Beware of Imitators
An authorized COA looks like this:
If the PC was processed by PlanITROI, it should have two COAs, one for the originally installed Microsoft Windows XP operating system, and the new COA shown above that is designated for PCs refurbished by a MAR.