I think that eveyone will find that it is always the case that you 'must' provide the customer the ability to 'restore' their system to the state it was in when it was bought.
So if your machine had no os, nuke the partition table, or if the machine had windowz - supply an OEM disk (or whatever restore option m$ dictate) or if you were fortunate enough to have some enlightened company install linux for you then a linux cd, or whatever.
So, it would be impossible to sell the system without a restore option, and probably unlikely you could convince an OEM to simply format the machine and offset the cost of buying the M$ software from what you were charged.
I have no intention of testing this out as OEM machines cost too much anyway.
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