I copied the incorrect windows 7 cd key and I have reformatted

I thought the cd key was the product id so now I have lost the cd key. I purchased it as a download so I am out of luck as the email is gone. I have completely reformated the drive, is there any type of data recovery I can do to recover the cd key?


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You could try contacting Microsoft with your problem. The product id is tied to the serial number so they may be able to help you with the original cd key.

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