The community for beta and abandonware collectors.

BetaArchive is one of the webs largest Beta & Abandonware archive!

About BetaArchive

With over 100TB in our archive, we are quite possibly the largest archive of its kind on the web!

We invite you to join our website and forum community to share, discuss and exploit the hidden secrets from within beta and abandonware releases. Share your knowledge with the forum and ask questions if you don't have the answer. Our friendly community will be happy to discuss any aspects of betas and abandonware with you.

What sort of files does BetaArchive store in its archive?

The archive mainly contains Windows and Apple betas. These are the most popular files and are enjoyed by most of our members on the forum. We also have a huge abandonware archive which has a selection of both old and more modern software titles.

So I can get these files for free?!

Yes! We don't believe in charging for our archive. Not only would it be illegal to profit from such files, it is also against our philosophy to do so. We also don't believe in advertisements, however we do ask that if you find the site useful and you do download anything from the archive, that you make a donation, no matter how small, to help keep the site alive. Supplying our downloads is no easy feat as our servers do cost money to upkeep. Without donations it would be up to the site owner to fulfil those costs, which isn't viable. Being a free archive, we rely on users to keep us online! Sharing is also the only way we grow so we ask that if you have something we don't have that you share it with us. Our members are always looking for new files to try out!

How do I start downloading?

It's easy! All you need to do is sign up on the forum, follow the contribution rules (you simply have to share something you have that we don't), and then you can apply to what we call the "Archive Access" group (don't be discouraged by this, it's really very easy!). An administrator will review your application, and if your contribution(s) meet the contribution rules, you are accepted and can start downloading anything from the archive at once! So sign up, get accepted, and you will have access to thousands of files!

What are you waiting for? Sign up on the forum now!

Latest Forum Topics

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86Box crashes while installing Windows 2000 SP4

 
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DeclanHaselhurst on 18 May @ 10:57
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Compaq Portable III: Original DOS version?

 
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John Elliott on 17 May @ 23:42
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Server Migration

 
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Andy on 16 May @ 21:39
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Andy
17 May @ 23:14

Windows Vista Build 5112, problems with Virtualbox guest tools

 
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h1mm3r on 15 May @ 21:04
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17 May @ 16:38

Windows NT 4.0 Server instalation fails in 86box

 
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Darthron2005 on 15 May @ 16:44
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Darthron2005
15 May @ 20:04

Vista Questions.

 
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Stanjant on 14 May @ 10:27
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dixieLH
16 May @ 19:39

[REQUEST] eComStation 1.2 English + eCS Discs

 
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Lucss21a on 12 May @ 17:31
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How do Windows 2000 / XP handle non-PNP storage device drivers?

 
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roytam1 on 6 May @ 14:04
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roytam1
11 May @ 23:50

Windows 1.03 German

 
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RYuhMine on 5 May @ 09:04
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ZanyToonWB
14 May @ 03:01

Windows 2000 folder sharing

 
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AlfCraft07 on 4 May @ 20:48
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xyz
18 May @ 11:46

I need help getting aero transparency working on windows vista with vi…

 
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WatStudios on 4 May @ 17:33
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Windows11RTMYT
17 May @ 19:31

Uploading files AFTER you have already been cleared for Archive Access

 
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TheRealAnubis on 4 May @ 01:30
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mrpijey
4 May @ 22:45

Original C64 Floppies, and GOG files

 
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TheRealAnubis on 2 May @ 21:28
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mrpijey
3 May @ 15:31

Is iPadOS 17.5 Beta 4 (21F5073b) good?

 
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ZZY3312 on 2 May @ 09:51
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What does TweakNT do to the system?

 
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Pae on 30 Apr @ 20:34
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rafaelgs
5 May @ 14:14

Before uploading for gaining access to the archive

 
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m1mk on 28 Apr @ 18:48
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oscareczek
29 Apr @ 08:57

Matt Pietrk Articles

 
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Shintaro1969 on 28 Apr @ 03:31
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Microsoft Multitasking MS-DOS 4.00 1984 Beta and Microsoft MS-DOS 4.0 …

 
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johnlemon647 on 26 Apr @ 04:37
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Tootles
13 May @ 12:20

Metal Gear Solid PC BETA Disc?

 
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AB1NM8 on 26 Apr @ 01:21
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iBetaTosh
14 May @ 19:31

Guru Meditation on 2000 builds from 1946 to 2091

 
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PCMaster on 24 Apr @ 20:59
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PCMaster
25 Apr @ 07:08

3d-accelerated apps/games for Windows 3.1?

 
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schlagenheimer on 22 Apr @ 02:43
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astrohound
13 May @ 23:25

Compaq 5000 series 5BW120

 
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technerd4 on 21 Apr @ 20:23
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Media Center Backgrounds

 
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HIYAWINDOWS on 21 Apr @ 18:05
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HIYAWINDOWS
22 Apr @ 21:46

Windows 2000 issues

 
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AlfCraft07 on 21 Apr @ 16:10
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AlfCraft07
30 Apr @ 17:41

How to enable hidden boot screen in Microsoft Windows XP Setup or Reco…

 
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NKLOL1938 on 19 Apr @ 17:33
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21 Apr @ 16:22