I recently started a new job as a contractor. It had been my understanding the computer and software I would be using would be supplied to me, but I guess I should have made that clear in the contract. I have my own laptop but it has a non-legitimate version of Windows and Office. I am fine using it for offline work, but now that the client wants me to install Skype for Business, Office add-ons and connect to their cloud, I'm concerned it may somehow record a non-legitimately licensed version was connecting. To clarify, I installed these while in school/practicing and had no intention of using unlicensed equipment on the job.
At this point what's the best course of action? Now that I'm working I can spend the money but I also am wondering about alternatives such as have the company pay for my license or give me a volume one to use. Things is they asked if I had office and I had said yes because I didn't expect to have to use it online so much. So how do I got back now? Initially they had wanted to hire me as an employee but changed their mind to contractor.
Response to answers: I'm surprised to hear about cheaper alternatives. Are you sure it's legal to buy Windows for $10 off ebay? I thought it was all the same price (several hundreds of dollars). Please provide the links if I'm mistaking. To be clear, I must use some of the programs for work, so I can't just tell my boss I'm going to use Linux and Open Office etc.