Windows

Plex Media Server runs on Microsoft Windows on either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the operating system. There is only a 32-bit version of Plex Media Server for Windows so regardless of which version of Windows you are using, there is only one install.

The following table lists the officially supported versions of Windows for Plex:

Plex - Supported Windows OS
DesktopServer
Windows 7 SP1Windows 2008 R2 SP1
Windows 8Windows 2012
Windows 8.1 (with Update)Windows 2012 R2 (with Update)
Windows 10 

Running Plex Media Server on Windows

Installing and running Plex on Windows is not difficult to do, and shouldn't take long to setup and configure. If you would like to get the most out of Plex when running on Windows, you may want to read through the following articles.

Installing Plex Media Server
Explains the steps needed to get the Plex Media Server application installed on Windows.
How to Backup Up Plex in Windows
Explains the steps needed to get the Plex Media Server application installed on Windows.
Moving Plex Media Server to a Different User Account
When Plex Media Server is installed, it is installed under the administrative account. This page will provide the steps to move Plex to a different user account.
Running Plex Media Server as a Service
By default, Plex Media Server doesn't run as a Windows service, but this page explains how you can run Plex as a Windows service.
Updating Plex When Plex is Running as a Windows Service
If you do run Plex as a Windows service then updating requires several steps. I created a simple tool that makes updating Plex as easy as clicking a button, and this page explains how.