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

IRC Server Change: irc.r-type.ca #winboards

Posted by: Duff

We're moving off of EFnet as we're tired of the constant spam, disconnections and splits. Our new channel is on R-Type. SSL/TLS is required. Read More on WinBoards...

Software Spotlight: Valdocs for the Epson QX-10

Posted by: SomeGuy

Valdocs (short for Valuable Documents) is a word processor and office suite designed for the Epson QX-10 and QX-16 Z80 based computers. It was produced by Rising Star Industries and sold by Epson. Read More on WinBoards...


Posted by: stitch

If you have a piece of software you would like to contribute to our library while the registrations are closed, please do inform us of the software in question via the site contact form. A staff member will review your request and send you an upload FTP account if the contribution will be accepted. Read More on WinBoards...

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