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Windows 7: Microsoft fax and scan

28 Apr 2011   #1
gmacy2003

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Microsoft fax and scan

I have Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit, and understand windows has a fax and scan. I have tried to get it to show up, but cannot.

If I go to control panel it says it is there but I can't find it anywhere.

Has anyone any help for me?

TIA


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28 Apr 2011   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Similar issue here
Location of Fax & Scan?

To sum up: file WFS.exe should be here %windir%\system32\
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28 Apr 2011   #3
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

It should be listed in Start/All Programs. If not then it may have been turned off, Go to Control Panel/Programs and click 'Turn Windows Features On and Off' and make sure it is checked there.

You may have to reboot to get it to show up in the Start menu.

Then of course you will have to set it up. Having never used an external card I'm not sure how you go about that but I guess you'll figure it out.

In there is a setting which by default has incoming faxes turned off, at least that's how it was on mine, that is probably what needs changing.

Windows Fax and Scan Shortcut - Create
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05 May 2011   #4
Relativity

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Do you have a scanner, and/or a fax modem installed?
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06 May 2011   #5
Imperfect1

 
 

Windows Fax and Scan isn't included in all versions of Windows 7, so if you have Home Premium, that's why you don't have it.
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06 May 2011   #6
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Oops I should have spotted that, sorry.
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06 May 2011   #7
Relativity

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Windows Fax and Scan isn't included in all versions of Windows 7, so if you have Home Premium, that's why you don't have it.
I know this is true in regards to Windows Vista, but I couldn't find anything stated by Microsoft that Windows Fax & Scan isn't included in Home Premium Windows 7.

Windows Fax and Scan - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

(link above indicates Applies to all versions of Windows 7)

also, mentioned here:
Windows Fax and Scan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Since I have Windows 7 Professional, I can't confirm this myself.
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06 May 2011   #8
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

According to MS all versions have Fax and Scan Feature Comparison Windows 7
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06 May 2011   #9
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Solution

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
It should be listed in Start/All Programs. If not then it may have been turned off, Go to Control Panel/Programs and click 'Turn Windows Features On and Off' and make sure it is checked there.

You may have to reboot to get it to show up in the Start menu.

Then of course you will have to set it up. Having never used an external card I'm not sure how you go about that but I guess you'll figure it out.

In there is a setting which by default has incoming faxes turned off, at least that's how it was on mine, that is probably what needs changing.

Windows Fax and Scan Shortcut - Create
This should fix it.
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06 May 2011   #10
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
According to MS all versions have Fax and Scan Feature Comparison Windows 7
I stand corrected. Thanks for checking PooMan!
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