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 (http://www.maxmax.com
). 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: http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads...re-for-pc.html
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.
> 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 Come on Microsoft, a newer version of the operating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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