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Richard Aquarius Layton

I recently traded in my HP Pavilion a510n which had the home edition XP to a
Gateway 32 bit machine which runs Windows Home edition of Vista Premium.

With XP, The Pavillion is eqipped with a data fax modem and fax software which
allows you to send and receive faxes in TIFF format.

With Vista Premium, this is not the case. You get a data fax modem, however
in order to get the fax software, I was told that you had to upgrade to Vista
Ultimate, or Vista Business for a price of over $250.00+.

Gateway informed me of this and so did Circus City with their disadvantage
Plan.

For $250+ 00 you can go to Staples, Walmart or office Depot and pick up a
injet combo four in one (printer, scanner, fax, and copier) for about the
same price
of the upgrade.

Is Microsoft really that smart, if you are really that stupid? LOL
 
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Bob F.

You might consider Snappy Fax at a slight cost:
http://www.snappysoftware.com/

or the Free version from BVRP:
http://www.usr.com/bvrp/bvrp.asp

or a full BVRP Classic Phone Tools 9: $29.90
http://www.shop.avanquest.com/usa/prod.php?pid=847&tr1=AQ_US_WS_CPT_homepage


I’ve used all of these. Snappy fax screen look a bit crude but the product
actually is fairly feature rich and works fine. BVRP also works fine,
screen looks a little better. Other than that, there are minor differences
in performance between the two.

I can answer to what MS's motivation was to not include this.
 
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philo

Richard Aquarius Layton said:
I recently traded in my HP Pavilion a510n which had the home edition XP to a
Gateway 32 bit machine which runs Windows Home edition of Vista Premium.

With XP, The Pavillion is eqipped with a data fax modem and fax software which
allows you to send and receive faxes in TIFF format.

With Vista Premium, this is not the case. You get a data fax modem, however
in order to get the fax software, I was told that you had to upgrade to Vista
Ultimate, or Vista Business for a price of over $250.00+.

Gateway informed me of this and so did Circus City with their disadvantage
Plan.

For $250+ 00 you can go to Staples, Walmart or office Depot and pick up a
injet combo four in one (printer, scanner, fax, and copier) for about the
same price
of the upgrade.

Is Microsoft really that smart, if you are really that stupid? LOL

I have not tried it but this might work

http://www.snappysoftware.com/
 

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