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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 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: 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...

New Download Mirror

Posted by: stitch

Thanks to Duff we now have a 3rd mirror pooled in available for immediate use. This is an all inclusive archive of our current downloads and future downloads will be auto-pushed to mirror 2 and 3 upon publishing contribution. Read More on WinBoards...

New Site Code

Posted by: stitch

We are currently doing some final rounds of bug testing on the next generation version of WinWorld. Should this test successful we will be looking to roll out a new codebase within the next few hours. Read More on WinBoards...

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