|24 Oct 2009||#4|
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I've Fixed It!
For anyone with similar issues:
So actually quite easy to fix. The modem came with my Packard Bell PC when I bought it. So I went to their website, found the support page, downloaded the driver setup file.
Then, before instaling the driver I right-mouse-clicked on the downloaded file and went to "Compatibility", I chose "XP Service Pack 3" and then ran the file.
Worked a treat. Will now try the same on my webcam driver
So here's a question for Microsoft - you're quite a clever company, you even provide a nice little program to pre-test our existing XP systems for compatibility issues (even though some of the links offered as fixes for non-compatible drivers took me to NEC's Japanese-only hiome page...). Why not then have a that little program do something like.... say....
"ah ha... we can tell that your modem driver only works with XP... we'll put that (and any other similar XP-only drivers) into a little batch file.... then we'll call that file during Win 7 installation and ensure the drivers are installed for you in compat. mode..."
Hey presto. Hmmmmm...... look., look... flying pigs....
By the way. Having installed 7 I'd like someone to tell me why I did. Because apart from shutting down being a lot quicker, I'm not sure I can see any real difference with XP other than cosmetically.
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|29 Jan 2011||#9|
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SmartLink modem needing drivers
I am in the same situation. I just upgraded from win xp to win 7 pro, and I needed to fax just one thing. I purchased my pc without an internal modem because I generally don't need it. Well, Tew's suggestion worked to a degree. The Smart Link USB 56k modem company no longer exists, so they removed their website with the drivers. Their new owner Conexant supplies generic drivers at Conexant: Modem Driver Assistance when you put the modem driver software into compatibility mode for XP, the computer will detect the modem as well as state that it's working properly. However, there is no way to put the Windows Fax and Scan app in compatibility mode for the Fax and Scan app to detect the modem. I would not recommend buying a Smart Link USB modem if you want to fax on Windows 7 using the Windows Fax and Scan app.
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