the activation keys sold in this listing are genuine and are used as a system builder. supplied by authorized Microsoft partners. To comply with the terms and conditions of both Microsoft and eBay, all of the items sold are new and sourced directly at the time of sale from third-party Microsoft sellers
eBay Policy States:
"OEM, bundled, or recovery software may be listed only if it is included along with the original hardware, such as the motherboard, hard drive, or computer sold with the OEM software." - Therefore, this sale includes the original broken beyond economical repair computer and motherboard.
Microsoft Policy States:
"Large brand-name computer manufacturers, such as Dell and Compaq, often include OEM software on non-holographic “recovery” or “re-installation” discs that show the manufacturer’s brand name. These software packages are typically marked with a phrase that states, for instance, “For Distribution with a new Dell PC only.” Recovery or re-installation software is licensed only for distribution with new computers and can be redistributed only with the computer for which it was initially distributed. Distributing such software with individual PC hardware components (e.g. hard drive; RAM) does not comply with Microsoft’s OEM distribution requirements." - Therefore, this sale includes the original computer from which the COA was taken off.
Microsoft's Distribution Agreement for System Builders states that the system builder software packs are not intended for distribution to end users unless the end users are acting as system builders by assembling their own PCs. A "system builder" is anyone who assembles, reassembles or installs software on a new or used computer system.