New Windows on Old PCs

Susan Hall

Never one to let any stream of revenue go untapped, Microsoft is offering sellers of refurbished PCs a special version of Windows XP to help keep old machines from going to the landfill, reports blogger Ina Fried.


In effect, it means Redmond gets to sell the software twice, according to The Register. Refurbished PCs could use the original copy of Windows, providing the seller has the original certificate of authenticity or its restore disks. But those things tend to get lost -- hence Microsoft stepping into another money-making opportunity.

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