Fax program

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Mhaxx, Oct 20, 2008.

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    Mhaxx Guest

    Could you suggest a *good* program to send/receive fax for Windows Vista
    and/or Windows XP? (possibly freeware)

    Massimo
     
    Mhaxx, Oct 20, 2008
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    kevinb Guest

    Sending/Receiving faxes can be done through windows fax services, whic
    comes with windows XP and VISTA. All you need to do is go to "Printer
    and Faxes" and click on "Set up faxing". Now just follow th
    instructions
     
    kevinb, Oct 20, 2008
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    Mhaxx Guest

    comes with windows XP and VISTA. All you need to do is go to "Printers
    It seems a little bit poor.. what about a serious fax program like WinFax
    Pro? (unfortunately it shouldn't be compatible with Vista)

    Thanks,

    Massimo
     
    Mhaxx, Oct 20, 2008
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    Tom Lake Guest

    XP, yes. Home versions of Vista, no.

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Oct 20, 2008
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    Peter Guest

    XP has it's own fax software built-in as does Vista Ultimate and/or
    Enterprise, but the other versions of Vista do not.
    WinfaxPro isn't compatible with Vista. Try http://www.snappysoftware.com/
     
    Peter, Oct 20, 2008
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  6. ....but not necessarily. It comes with Vista Business and Ultimate, but
    not with Home Basic nor Home Premium.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Oct 20, 2008
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  7. What version of Vista? Only Vista Business and Ultimate have the Fax and
    Scan modules, no fax is included on Vista Home and Basic editions. If you
    have Home or Basic, these fax applications are compatible with Vista:

    Snappy Fax
    http://www.snappysoftware.com/
    RKSFax
    http://www.rkssoftware.com/rksfax/overview.html
    VentaFax
    http://www.ventafax.com/
    FaxTalk FaxCenter Pro 7.5
    http://www.faxtalk.com/products/ftfcp/index.htm

    I've seen reports that the free version of BVRP works with Vista also:

    http://www.usr.com/bvrp/bvrp.asp
    BVRP PhoneTools

    Since the above comes bundled with new USR modems, I don't know if it will
    work with non-USR modems. You can also send Faxes via your Internet
    connection provided you are willing to pay for an Internet E-Faxing service:

    http://www.slipstick.com/addins/services/fax.htm#internetfax
    Personal Fax Services - Internet Fax
    http://www.savetz.com/fax/
    FAQ: How can I send a fax from the Internet?

    Hal
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    Hal Hostetler [MVP-P/I], Oct 21, 2008
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    CarolyninTexas, Jan 6, 2009
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    viola Guest

    viola, Mar 23, 2009
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  10. RKS Fax it's only a one time purchase for $20.00 and any future updates are
    free.
     
    Black Baptist, Mar 27, 2009
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    BrianH Guest

    There is no Printers and Faxes in my version of Vista...?
     
    BrianH, Apr 23, 2009
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  12. Windows Fax is only included in Vista Ultimate and Vista Business.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Apr 24, 2009
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    johan Guest

    I did this too and it tells me that I need XP Service Pack Home Edition CD3
    or to get files from an alternate location or server. I do not have the XP
    CD. It also crashed and had to be re-booted by a shop. I have to get the fax
    services set up for work ASAP! Any info?
     
    johan, Jan 4, 2010
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  14. If you do not have the Windows CD then you will need to find some third
    party fax software that is compatible with your Operating System version
    AND your modem.
     
    Andrew Rinaldi, Jan 4, 2010
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    Chuck Guest

    Take it back to the shop and have them set things up properly, as they
    should have done.
     
    Chuck, Jan 17, 2010
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