|To satisfy the requirements of Microsoft...in order to sell their software to someone as OEM or DSP/OEM it must be accompanied by qualifying hardware...period...that is what the rules are.If not then you cannot sell Microsoft software and you take the chance on wasting more money on advertisement to just have it removed....|
Like I said earlier...maybe you have bought some hardware previously and it is still within the time frame to be sold as "with hardware". If not maybe there was a cable in the packaging and you not knowing it was to be there then you threw it out...anything is possible.
Your adding it to an old harddrive is costly from just being able to mail it to the buyer.
this might also be the answer....I think all XP MCE is made as upgrade versions only. Seems like I read that somewhere...and if true then no qualifying hardware needs to be shipped if it is actually an upgrade DSP/OEM
In reference to 11/05/2008
"So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause."
- George Lucas