Justin, I'm not sure I follow what you're saying.
Are you saying it is a license violation to install OEM software on PCs that are resold? I hope not, because you'd be wrong.
A system builder need not build the box the software is installed on. Microsoft states that to be the case (look for the part where Microsoft says system builders can install OEM software even on refurbished machines, including Compaqs and HPs named as examples) on its Web site here: http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/licensing_faq.aspx.
Microsoft even adds that PC resellers may load OEM Office licenses on PCs that come preloaded with OEM Windows operating systems.
Here's an example from Microsoft's licensing page for Office 2007:
"Q. I am a reseller of PCs that come preloaded with OEM Windows operating systems. Am I allowed to load OEM Office 2007 onto these machines?
A. Yes, you may install OEM Office 2007 software onto the computer systems as long as you do so in compliance with the Microsoft OEM System Builder License."
Can you clarify your statement? I wish to ensure I understand what you're alleging on a public bulletin board.
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