Re: not being a cheapskate but...
Erm this year we've prob done it 8 or so times. IDK about you but I don't feel the need to buy a 250$ piece of software for EVERY SINGLE COMPUTER (we got 3) thats 750$ and if microsoft honsetly thinks they can get that then they crazy. Also you gotta remember. I bet most microsoft employees really don't care as long as they get their paycheck. So ya should be fine.
Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU
M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon