After reading all the comments in several of these threads, I am as mad as
everyone else. I got this new laptop in February 2008, but only tried to fax
from it in September. I have Home Premium because it was preloaded and
upgrading at the time was not an option. The price differential, even for an
upgrade instead of an new program is outrageous. All of the articles that I
had read said that most people should use Home Premium, even on the Microsoft
As you can tell from the dates in then previous paragraph, I only fax things
once or twice a year, if that much. It is not worth it to me to pay $100 more
for a printer to add that capability. It is not even worth $30 for additional
software, even though my computer is my only access to a fax machine short of
I am VERY disappointed that Microsoft, in their usual infinite wisdom
decided to remove a piece of their operating system that was used by so many
customers. As usual, they keep giving us what they THINK we need instead of
what we can really use.
I did not migrate to any Microsoft programs (spreadsheet, word processing,
etc.) until I was forced to at work because I have thought they were bullies
for more than 20 years. Now they are proving it all over again!
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