Retrieve Windows 7 licence key from corrupted hard drive
Posted on 2011-02-11
Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with a damaged hard drive which I am replacing. The owner cannot find a system disk, the recovery partition shows as 0 bytes but I can access the system folders using a USB bridge. On top of that, the laptop does not have a windows sticker attached.
I have tried Magicjellybean and Spotmau but these only retrieve from the current system or from a running network device.
Does anyone know if there is a way of extracting the key?