fax/scan for Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Ree, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. You're off by quite a bit. The thread was about AIO devices and their party
    software. It had nothing to do with WFS. The removal of fax from less
    expensive versions of Vista has been covered ad nauseum here and is beyond
    being a dead horse. I have no idea why you felt the need to beat it yet
    again in an off topic post.
    Russ Valentine
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Jul 3, 2009
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    KAMI Guest

    Yes you are right.
    I also agree the person who said this is 100% end user error. Yes it was my
    fault, but not because I did not read the manual word by word when I was
    paying around 15 hundred for a notebook. It was my fault because I didn't go
    with Mac!
    What do you call an OS which leaves one of the ports on your notebook
    KAMI, Jul 19, 2009
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  3. Can anyone recommend some good software that will replace this? I will
    gladly pay up to $500 to any company for the software. I will not pay to
    upgrade my Windows when I already have Premium on both my Desktop and Laptop.

    I will no longer support windows either. I can't wait until Google rolls
    out their operating system.
    Done with Microsoft Because of This, Aug 13, 2009
  4. Russ,

    I'll be quite frank with you. You have no idea what you are talking about.
    If you have VOIP, you can fax with the Windows Fax program. I used to do it
    all the time, and it worked great.

    It doesn't matter if it data is carried analog or digital, it has to do with
    fax interpretation of the "data packets" that are being sent.

    ~ K

    Done with Microsoft Because of This, Aug 13, 2009

  5. You can do one of four things:

    1. Upgrade to a version of Windows Vista that supports faxing.

    2. Buy and install third-party fax software. All the choices are
    *much* less than $500.

    3. Use internet-based fax service. Essentially that means you don't
    send the fax yourself, but give it to the internet service to send for

    4. Buy an inexpensive stand-alone fax machine. This is my personal
    preference. I bought my machine several years ago for $20 US.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Aug 13, 2009
  6. Well you've certainly proven your ability to post insults. Next time try
    posting accurate and helpful information. You did neither.
    Fact remains that WFS requires an analog interface. Nowhere did I make any
    comment about VOIP. If VOIP can provide a valid analog interface, then it
    could work with WFS. Analog filters for DSL certainly do.
    Fact remains that WFS was not designed for and does not support AIO devices
    or digital interfaces.
    Russ Valentine
    "Done with Microsoft Because of This"
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Aug 23, 2009
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    YakWA3 Guest

    I was surprised by the lack of the fax function in Vista Premium (64 bit). I
    purchased a modem that had a 64 bit driver but no faxing software. If you go
    to tucows.com there is shareware for about $40 that will add this to Vista.
    I have not yet purchased any of these because I wanted to do more research.
    There were two programs listed that had compatibilty with the VISTA operating
    system. Be sure to read the comments, etc before purchasing anything because
    I noticed some programs that people had purchased that did not work esp. if
    XP-Pro-64 bit was what they thought would make it compatible and it was not.
    YakWA3, Sep 1, 2009
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    alcar10 Guest

    Yeah, I didn't know that Microsoft removed the Fax and Scan feature from
    Windows Vista. I am very disappointed.
    alcar10, Jan 27, 2010
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    Tom Lake Guest

    It’s still in the Business and Ultimate versions. It wasn't included in
    Home versions.

    Tom Lake
    Tom Lake, Jan 30, 2010

  10. They didn't. It was only removed from some editions. It's there in
    Business and Ultimate.

    Three points:

    1. The difference between editions consists of a difference in what
    features they contain and what the prices are. Microsoft elected to
    remove certain features from some editions because it could therefore
    sell them at a lower price. That feature vs. price situation may not
    be better for you, but it saves money for most users of Vista Home
    Premium, who wouldn't use the feature anyway.

    2. When you choose an edition of Windows Vista (or any other version
    of Windows), it's *your* job to do the appropriate research and make
    your choice based on the differences between the editions and what
    features you need or want. Would you buy a particular model of a car
    without doing the research to find out how it differed from other
    similar models?

    3. Despite what I say above, I agree that Microsoft could have done a
    better job of making this particular omission clearer. You are not the
    first one to have been surprised by this--not by a long shot.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jan 30, 2010
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    User Guest

    Of course those of us who buy PCs with it already loaded doesn't have that
    opportunity or choice, so AH jerks don't contribute to the solution - just
    mindlessly sound off.
    User, Feb 17, 2010
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    Ken Kuhlman Guest

    I agree. When I bought my PC, Windows Vista Home Premium was installed.
    There was no option of going bigger and I assumed it was an upgrade from XP
    (and all the others). Then I tried to use the fax. What a joke. I have a
    Lexmark X5250 all-in-one with fax software. It crashes. Won't fax. Sucks!
    I download ed "V3 Call Center" for free and I managed to make it send faxes
    with home premium! Not the total answer but is does work! I think Microsoft
    doesn't make enough money so they fix it so if you want what you had it'll
    cost ya!

    Ken Kuhlman, Mar 5, 2010
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    Ben Guest

    T have been using Micrsoft products since 198, I am fes up of the hassele I
    hope Google will como out soon witha s Dos so I acan swich and never spend my
    time and money with Microsft
    Ben, Apr 8, 2010
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    Chuck Guest

    One can only speculate as to why Microsoft elected to not include it.
    From my view point,it's a "so what", since my all in ones have supplied
    basic fax capability anyway.

    Support and reliability for MS windows fax has been quite problematic
    for some time.
    Chuck, Apr 8, 2010
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    Railfan Guest

    Yes I agree with you
    They are fool you
    Railfan, May 19, 2010
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