Para 4 of IAS 38 says “computer
software for a computer-controlled machine tool that cannot operate without
that specific software is an integral part of the related hardware and it is treated
as property, plant and equipment. The same applies to the operating system of a
computer.”

Its true for branded computers which come pre installed with windows. But If we buy a non branded computer (without opereating system, ofcourse) and purchase windows seperately. Should I recognize the windows under IAS 38 or include in hardware’s cost (treat it under IAS 16).