I don't know if I am going to get an answer or if this is possible but here goes.
On my old macbook pro, running Snow Leopard, I installed Windows 7 with bootcamp. The logic board crapped out on me so I bought a new Macbook Pro running Lion. I took the old hard drive, with my windows 7, out and put it in an enclosure. So now I am using it as an external hardrive.
The problem is I can't find my CD Key for that install of windows. I know how to get the CD Key when Im on Windows but I don't know how to boot it up again. I only have a USB connection on the external HD.
Here is what I have tried so far:
I tried to boot Windows by plugging in the external HD by USB, restarting and holding
option and then selecting it at the boot menu but I was unable to boot it. The windows icon started at the beginning but it said something about it not being installed on the original computer or something. I will have to try again to give you guys a more accurate analysis.
Is there a way to get the product key in my situation or am I screwed?