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Win 7 - Copy not genuine fix?

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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?
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