The Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program

What is the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program?

Microsoft created the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program to increase the number of affordable and usable PCs across the globe. To accomplish this, organizations supply refurbishers with decommissioned PCs that may otherwise have been destined for a landfill. These PCs are refurbished by Microsoft Registered Refurbishers and then preinstalled with genuine Microsoft software and made available to businesses, schools, nonprofits, and other eligible customers who cannot currently afford new computers. To date, there are thousands of Microsoft Registered Refurbishers in more than 60 countries around the world.
To ensure your used PCs are properly decommissioned, all Microsoft Registered Refurbishers go through a thorough application process and Microsoft reviews and confirms the validity of each application before granting Microsoft Registered Refurbisher status.

In order to maintain this status, Microsoft:

1 – Requires that Microsoft Registered Refurbishers submit regular reports about the computers they supply through the program and that they undergo audits.
2 – All reports of Microsoft Registered Refurbisher infringement.

Changing lives around the world.

Microsoft Registered Refurbishers worldwide are impacting the lives of thousands of deserving people:

• In Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service has worked with the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong government to provide refurbished PCs to disadvantaged students.
• In the United States, Operation Homelink supplies low-income military families with computers so they can keep in touch with loved ones overseas.
• In the United Kingdom, Digital Links International has worked with more than 300 companies to recycle and refurbish computers and, as a result, has provided 1.5 million people in many of the world’s poorest countries with their first access to technology.
• In Singapore, members of the Disabled People’s Association of Singapore refurbish PCs to supply to others within the disabled community.