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!

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!

Microsoft has asserted their copyright status regarding Windows XP. WinWorld respects this and therefore will not host Windows XP.

Microsoft still supports various incarnations of this software, and its availability competes with newer Windows product sales. Windows XP is not rare or in danger of disappearing, and therefore has no real place on WinWorld anyway.

Anyone who can not comprehend this and requests Windows XP or later will be immediately banned.

Latest Announcements

Software Spotlight: Thoroughbred/OS 6.6.2-6

Posted by: SomeGuy

Originally released in 1983 by Science Management Corporation and later under Concept Omega Corporation, Thoroughbred/OS is a unique BASIC oriented multi-tasking multi-user operating system for the IBM XT and compatible systems. Read More on WinBoards...

Forum Migration Complete

Posted by: stitch

Over the last 12 hours we have conducted a migration of the forums from a dedicated box on PostgreSQL into the main box and primary (site) MariaDB database. This helps with management on our end and keeps everything centralized. Along with this I have also removed a lot of duplication that has occurred in the stale database over the years, including poll duplication, private message duplication and group membership duplication. Read More on WinBoards...

Software Spotlight: Instant Artist / Print Artist

Posted by: SomeGuy

Instant Artist 1.0 is one of my old favorites. - It is a card and banner creation program similar to The Print Shop. It was created by The Pixellite Group, the original authors of The Print Shop, and published in 1992 by Autodesk. It was later sold by Sierra On-Line under the name Print Artist. Read More on WinBoards...