WinWorld from the past, to the present, for the future

WinWorld is an online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of abandonware and pre-release software, as well as any and all knowledge associated with such works. We offer information, media and downloads for a wide variety of computers and operating systems. Our collection includes abandonware operating systems (like Windows 3.1 or 95), beta operating systems (like Chicago, Whistler, and Longhorn), abandonware applications (like AfterDark, the epic screensaver software we all grew up with) and more.

We offer all of our content free of charge to any interested party. Whether you're doing looking to go down memory lane and re-visit Windows 3.1, do some research on computing history, or repurpose an old system that can't run the latest and greatest, WinWorld is here to help by providing unrestricted access to our entire library at no charge. We do not accept donations, just download and enjoy. WinWorld provides you with large amounts of downloads and high quality information that BetaArchive FTP and Vetusware can't compare with! Get Windows Abandonware, Games, Macintosh old software and more from our software library right here at WinWorld!

For news, support and discussion visit WinBoards. No registration is required to post, so why not drop in and say hi?

Friendly Reminder

NO! No Windows XP!

In order for a piece of software to be abandonware, it must, as a general guideline:

  • Be over 7 years old.
  • Be out of support by the manufacturer.
  • Be mostly out of use by the general populace (abandoned)

The Windows XP marketshare as of May 2015 is ~19%. This is higher than Windows 8 and 8.1 combined. As a result, we are not offering Windows XP downloads. Please do not ask.

Latest Announcements

Microsoft Excel celebrates 30th birthday!

Posted by: SomeGuy

Microsoft Excel developers are celebrating the 30th birthday of Microsoft Excel. Read More on WinBoards...

Hold off the uploads!

Posted by: stitch

Please hold off the uploads. We have a backlogged queue and are doing maintenance preparations. Read More on WinBoards...

Software Spotlight: Deluxe Paint I for IBM PC

Posted by: SomeGuy

It's not every day that you find something that flies in the face of documented history. But this is what makes software archival so interesting. Read More on WinBoards...

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