If you buy a cheap PC laptop, the license that comes with it will only work on that particular laptop. You can't just transfer the XP license over, unfortunately.
I really have to pay $350 or whatever it is?
I bought a copy of XP for my MacBook Pro at Costco for $99. I've seen it at BestBuy for $129.
I saw that "Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 for System Builders - OEM"
Is that a consumer version? WTF does that mean?
This is one reason I like OSX it is easy to know what you are getting because there are only two options "OSX" or "OSX for Servers" it is easy.
I just nick the codes from the bottom of my work colleagues laptops ;-)