I believe so if activated with proper preview keys.
I'm enjoying this. Please keep discussing
Do not BELIEVE everything you see and read about on the web -- while most of this stuff on a site like this one where we know a lot of the posters who have downloaded and post genuine findings some people who NEVER download and try out the builds just post other people's findings as their own without even veryifying the accuracy.
In any case I'm not sure why you would even bother to want to activate a leaked build -- generally not a good idea -- and if you MUST do it then to those in the know there are numerous ways to do it - so beware of using any keys you find on web sites unless you are 100% sure of their "Provenance". The one given on the usual leaked sites in the torrent description is valid for INSTALL - not ACTIVATION --- also PLEASE RUN FROM A VIRTUAL MACHINE AND ALSO TAKE BACKUPS OF YOUR ORIGINAL SYSTEM.
If you hose up your own systems when running these types of leaked builds don't expect a lot of sympathy in trying to get help to recover your original system.
So as in all things web USE SENSE.
For those that want the build -- direct links of course not allowed but it's in all "the usual places". It's x-86 though.
(It's about time IMO that Ms stopped developing the x-86 version now -- I can't think of ANY machines - even humble netbooks - remember those - available in the last 3 years or so that have been unable to run x-64 software. There comes a point where maintaining legacy systems isn't worth the expense - especially with decent hardware now there isn't any problem in running virtual machines or perhaps even creating as a follow on to Windows 7's XP mode a Windows 8 32 bit mode VM).
Application 32 bit software such as Office will run fine on 64 bit systems.
To anyone who has been using/playing with the latest builds, can anyone tell me if the App Store has been improved? Particularly the app update sections. I hate that you get a app update but it doesn't tell you what was updated.
Again you've mis-read my post -- if your stuff runs fine on XP LEAVE IT ON XP. I was suggesting Ms doesn't need to create NEW 32 bit OS'es -- I've a load of expensive engineering stuff that runs just fine on XP and will never be upgraded --original manufacturers long gone out of business.
I don't understand why you have an issue with NEW OS'es being only 64 bit - especially if your legacy hardware runs just fine on its current system -- and with a lot of Engineering type hardware it's usually very expensive to upgrade even if the original manufacturer is still in business so you will have to keep running it on the legacy systems anyway (XP) --although you can run these with decent success on modern machines in a VM.