Even if you've wiped the hdd, you could still theoretically recover it. The process would involve doing a partition recovery on the failed drive and then using hirens boot cd to try to pull the key. It's a bit of a long shot (especially with a failed drive that could be failed any number of ways) but I'd say it's worth a try to not have to buy another copy of windows.
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3/4/14 at 9:36am