So last night I dropped my wife's laptop about 8 inches onto the floor. It hit the corner with the HDD and then gave me the blue screen of death. I ran the HP disk check which told me the the HDD was damaged. I bought a new HDD to replace the old but I don't have the windows 7 home premium product key. the windows sticker is worn away so I cannot read the whole thing. Also my wife got this while I was deployed in iraq and never made the windows 7 recovery disc nor did it come with an installation disc. I don't really want to pay for another widows 7 OS key, so I am looking for help/ suggestions. I can burn a windows 7 Home premium install to disc or thumb, but I need to recover the product key. Is it possible to pull the windows product key from the her backup on my external HDD? Is it possible to recover the files on the damaged drive?