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

Software Spotlight: Netscape Navigator 1.0

Posted by: SomeGuy

One might forget that web browsers were once commercial products sold in boxes on store shelves. At the first release, Netscape Communications Corporation took an unusual step of both selling their software in stores and making their software available free for personal use. Read More on WinBoards...

Registration Issues / Avatars

Posted by: Duff

First, I've received several emails regarding registration not working through the site. If you want to register, visit the forums and register there until this is fixed. Your account should work on WinWorld once it is created. Secondly, I've changed the avatar settings. Avatars can no longer be linked from external websites however uploading of avatars has been fixed and the limit increased (192x192px maximum).

Software spotlight: The Twin

Posted by: SomeGuy

Mosaic Software's "The Twin" is a late 1980s spreadsheet that directly attempted to mimic Lotus 1-2-3's user interface, functionality, and compatiblity. Read More on WinBoards...

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