We setup up a Win 7 ultimate machine as a budget TS for a business. They have been using it for close to two months now and today they all recieved the "This copy of Windows is not Genuine" message and the "You might be a victim of software counterfitting..." which looks really bad on us. Even though our actual license key is genuine.
The machine is a VM and I stupidly used a Windows ISO we had stored on our system that someone else had put there. I downloaded HashCalc and the SHA1 checksum is 3463ee70647669d20a9757c20bb5f1e2da6a2a96 which doesnt match anything online. So I am 90% sure this ISO is some pirated crap. Is there any way to resolve this...?
I am pretty sure I will just need to setup a new VM using a genuine ISO but this will be a huge job migrating all their settings etc over, any suggestions on the best way to do this?
If you're sure that the ISO that was used isn't genuine, reinstall using a genuine ISO which can be obtained from here:
When you go to re-install, just select "Keep Everything" and you won't lose your programs or settings.
I hope that's helpful.