So I had a computer with Windows 7 installed on it. Unfortunately, it broke beyond repair, and I was forced to "decommission" the computer to my garage where it sits now. Now I have a new computer, but I realized that I only have one product key for Windows 7. That key is used on the broken computer, while I can't activate Windows 7 on my new computer because the product key is already in use.
Is it possible to somehow free up the product key again? I know that you can somehow uninstall the OS on an old computer to free the key up, but I have no way of uninstalling it when the computer itself won't start up. Is there another way to free the product key up, or am I now forced to either fix the computer or buy another copy of Windows 7?