When you bought your OEM version of Windows what hardware was it purchased with?
I bought my OEM Version of XP and an IDE cable several years ago from computer store. So when I changed computers, I made sure that I put the IDE cable in my new computer. My receipt shows that both were purchased together. I am running the XP version on my Vista x64 as a virtual machine.
I do have another question though, in 5 months when M$ quits selling XP OEM, and I decide to make a new Virtual machine can I still buy the XP license online for $149.00.... Is M$ going to keep windows xp activation alive forever, or am I going to have to use the XP Toolkit to kill the activation one it reaches the end of the product lifecycle.