Can Windows 8 Save Old Hardware?

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This topic came to my mind the other day while booting up my Dell Latitude 13. It has a Single core Core 2 Solo. Long story short I hated using Windows 7 on it so I wiped the Hard Drive and threw on Windows 8 Release Preview. I documented my whole experience here, but I'd love to know everyone else's experiences using Windows 8 on under powered and old hardware.