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

WinWorld is an online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of vintage, abandoned, 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 other sites can't compare with! Get Windows Abandonware, Games, Macintosh old software and more from our software library right here at WinWorld!

NO! No Windows XP!

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Latest Announcements

Software Spotlight: Microsoft Mail

Posted by: SomeGuy

Ok, since I spent a bit more time than I really wanted researching this one I figure I might as well spotlight it. Microsoft Mail "For PC Networks" is a sort of crude mail system that depends on shared files for a message store. Read More on WinBoards...

New Admin: ampharos

Posted by: stitch

In mention of my 2017 new years post one of the new admins is ampharos (calvin on IRC). He has quite a bit of *nix knowledge and basic HTML/PHP which will make him extremely useful in a infrastructure role. In addition this will help offload some of the library work that is currently being handled entirely by SomeGuy. I am working with him with some of my current ideas that would be ideal to have implemented, soliciting further assistance with the work I have already been doing, so we can get the new forums launched quicker and get some of the quirks out of the website. As we look towards expanding our library onboarding additional trustworthy hands for doing the work that's quickly piling up, will help us be further realistic of our growing goals. Read More on WinBoards...

Make WinBoards great again!!!

Posted by: stitch

Hey guys so I'm pretty depressed today and I had an individual in #winboards (see my signature) drill me on why even though it was ever so plainly obvious! So I figured I'll just cut to the chase on the new style of Administration. Read More on WinBoards...