Vista home premium? FAX capable or not?


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David C L Vessels

Please excuse my ignorance, This is my first pc, It is a HP M7780n media
center with Microsoft vista home premium software, there is a fax modem
program is the files, but I see nothing in the home premium about fax
operation, My printer is a Canon Mp600 all in one with scanner, copier,
printer,<no fax in the printer.

Do I need a fax program, and will the scanner on the canon be able to send
copied image to the pc?

I would only use a fax feature once in a blue moon, SO I do not even know
why I should even worry about it!

Best Regards, Dave
 
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Justbob30

There is no fax program in Home Premium. If you want to fax you will have
to upgrade to Ultimate, buy a stand alone program or subscribe to one of the
internet fax services.
 
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DominicM

Dont forget the other alternative please if you have the memory
use Virtual PC and install XP, which has the fax service built in, or
Win98se and Winfax/etc
Most of us have these "old" OS's and software lying around :p
DominicM
 
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Mike Hall - MS MVP

Possibly a little extreme for a 'blue moon' fax.. ;)


DominicM said:
Dont forget the other alternative please if you have the memory
use Virtual PC and install XP, which has the fax service built in, or
Win98se and Winfax/etc
Most of us have these "old" OS's and software lying around :p
DominicM

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Mike Hall
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
 
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DominicM

Maybe, but for us who like to be legal...its a Hell of a lot cheaper than
upgrading to Business/Ultimate :p
 
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Mike Hall - MS MVP

Snappy Fax costs US$29.00, works with Vista, and reports are very good..
cheaper than Vista Ultimate, takes up less space than XP running in VM and
is way better featured than MS Fax..


DominicM said:
Maybe, but for us who like to be legal...its a Hell of a lot cheaper than
upgrading to Business/Ultimate :p

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Mike Hall
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
 
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Michael Solomon

Dave said:
It won't work if your fax is in an all-in-one device on a USB port,
like mine....;-(
If the printer is Vista compatible, won't the drivers and software from the
printer manufacturer, assuming they've been updated for Vista work without
the necessity of a VM installation?
 
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Cyn

Won't work if you use Vonage or another VOIP service, either. Sadly...

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It won't work if your fax is in an all-in-one device on a USB port, like
mine....;-(
 

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