No Fax and Scan Capability in Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Heinrich, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Heinrich

    Heinrich Guest

    What was Microsoft thinking when they decided to omit fax and scan
    capabilities from Windows Vista Home editions of the new(?) operating system.
    I recently upgraded from XP Home Edition to Vista Home Premium for the
    security and usability benefits promoted by Microsoft. Now that I want to
    send a fax I find that this newer but somewhat dumber version of Windows has
    no such capability. Come on Microsoft, a newer version of the operating
    system should be better that the older version and Vista Home Premium is
    proving to be dumber than XP. Correct this issue soonest.

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    Heinrich, Jun 11, 2007
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    housetrained Guest

    They probably expect you to use Microsoft Office which has all the business
    doodahs. How many kids using their new computers would send a fax? Maybe 1
    in 10,000?
    housetrained, Jun 11, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    yeah, but "Office" implies work...
    "Home" implies, well, non-office.
    Dave, Jun 11, 2007
  4. Microsoft Office has never included fax software.
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Jun 11, 2007
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    Ron Guest

    John the West Ham fan: I have the new Office 2007 and now upgraded (or is
    that downgraded!) to Vista from XP and I cannot fax from the computer either.
    This IS "dumb." Is there a fix, Microsoft???? If not, why would you take
    that option away in the "new and improved" OS? You should have warned
    people first of the take-aways before having us shell out the $$$. Please
    fix and email us all. Thanks.


    Ron, Jun 11, 2007
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    GeorgiGirl Guest

    Yes Highly outragous!!!

    I wish I hadn't bothered upgrading so soon!

    Come on Microsoft - What does Premium mean in your language? pay money and
    you give us less and less!!!

    Free download for Microsoft fax please!!!

    You've ALWAYS included it before - I have been using windows since 95 and
    now you take away such a simple program?! So unfair!
    GeorgiGirl, Jun 12, 2007
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    mtnmama Guest

    AMEN!!! What WAS microsoft thinking of?? Not us apparently!!!!!
    mtnmama, Jun 12, 2007
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    AT Guest

    I did not know they just took it out .I was looking for it could not find it
    in Home primium .What a shame.
    AT, Jun 16, 2007
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    LizardinDC Guest

    I hope the Mac guy pays the pc guy the $10 million for the bite of cupcake
    soon! Maybe then Microsoft will bring Vista up to snuff. I bought my new
    laptop and a new desktop this past spring and have had nothing but problems.
    Should have forked out the extra bucks and went with an Apple. Vista is the
    worst OS since DOS 4 (uh) 0!
    LizardinDC, Nov 12, 2008
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    Charlie W Guest

    I was a discourcaged as the rest of us when I discovered that my new HP media
    machine with Vista Home Premium didn't include Fax capability. I also have
    MS Office 2007 Ultimate installed, but can't find any Fax capabilities there

    So, I just did a web search for freeware fax programs. I discovered a thing
    called StupidFax developed by a guy named Dan Llewellyn, who apparently, is
    the President of LDP LLC ( The app is pretty old,
    because the documentation says it was written for Windows 95, 98, 2000 and
    NT. But, I installed it on my Vista system, and it receives multi-page faxes
    just fine. I haven't had occasion to send a fax yet.

    I downloaded my copy from:

    which lists the program as Freeware, though the included read-me requests a
    $15 donation if you want to register the thing.

    Best of luck until (if) Microsoft replaces the capability.
    Charlie W, Dec 30, 2008
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    shanna Guest

    M$ thiking? Since when? This is such a tiny piece of the whole elephant. I
    don't know why it's not there. And @ housetrained. I don't care if 1 out of
    1,000 kids or people use it. It should be there, period. Fax is still around.
    I fax 3 times a weeks still. I've had this fax function since waaaay back in
    windows. MS is totally braindead.
    shanna, Mar 2, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    Old, old news.
    We complained about this 2 years ago.
    Dave, Mar 2, 2009
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