ServeToMe 4 requires an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (any speed) or an Athlon Phenom CPU (any speed) or any newer x86 CPU except Intel Atom CPUs.
While ServeToMe 4 can be installed on any CPU that will run Windows XP SP3 (including CPUs older than those listed above), required performance cannot be guaranteed on older CPUs. Similarly, performance on Intel Atom CPUs cannot be guaranteed — even on Intel Atom CPUs made in the last few years.
ServeToMe 4 requires Windows XP SP3 or any newer version of Windows. This includes Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 as well as equivalent versions of Windows Server and Windows Home Server.
Windows XP users may need to install .NET Framework 3 or newer if it is not already installed. If you don't have .NET Framework 3 or newer installed on your computer, we recommend that you download .NET Framework 4 from Microsoft (the lastest version available for Windows XP).
ServeToMe 4 requires the "32-bit Apple Application Support" version 2.1 or newer. This library is used by ServeToMe to perform media encoding. This component is installed as part of iTunes (version 10.5 or newer) and we strongly recommend you install iTunes before installing ServeToMe 4 since it is the simplest way to satisfy thos requirement.
However, if you do not want all of install iTunes, it is possible to extract this components from the iTunes installer and install it alone without installing the other parts of iTunes. To do this, you can follow these steps:
ServeToMe 4 runs as a "Windows Service" (a background task). To ensure that the service can play any of your files, it is strongly recommended that you select the option during ServeToMe installation to run the service under your Windows username.
Running as a service requires:
If you can't comply with these requirements, you can choose to run the service under the default "LocalSystem" account but this account may not have permissions to access some locations (any location set to "Deny" access to SYSTEM) and might not be able to connect to network drives that require a password (network passwords are associated with user accounts).