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Windows 7: fax from my computer using Win 7 scan and fax


17 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 
fax from my computer using Win 7 scan and fax

Hello again,

Is it possible to plug my fax machine (15 years old ) into my computer. I wondered if I plugged it into my power bar that has a phone line input and a modem input. Then I could fax from my computer using Win 7 scan and fax built in program.
I am dreaming or is this possible ?
Thanks in advance.

Razz.

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18 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Dreaming... Im afraid!

First off 15 years is ages in technical terms... no way would Windows 7 have drivers for something that ancient! Secondly, it sounds like this is a dedicated fax machine that was never meant to interface with a PC... so a definite NO WAY!
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18 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

OK, Thanks for clearing that up.

now could you suggest what I would have to purchase to make my HP Win 7
8 gig Dual core able to send and receive faxes. I do not fax too often. I do have a HP PSC 750 that works great.
Thanks again
Razz
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18 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Since you have a phone/fax line, and you have a multi-funtion printer you are good thanks to Windows 7's built in fax and scan software.

just plug in a phone line from wall to your PC's modem (if no modem in PC, then thats all you need to buy). TO find out more about Windows 7 fax and scan, click start and type fax into the search bar at the bottom... then click on Fax and Scan from the list.
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19 Sep 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

Thank you , again !!
Will do.
Razz
Does this show if my computer has a fax modem installed?:


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19 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just look on the back of your computer for a phone jack, if you have a phone jack(s) then you have a fax/modem.
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19 Sep 2011   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razzputin View Post
Hello again,

Is it possible to plug my fax machine (15 years old ) into my computer. I wondered if I plugged it into my power bar that has a phone line input and a modem input. Then I could fax from my computer using Win 7 scan and fax built in program.
I am dreaming or is this possible ?
Thanks in advance.
Razz.
Maybe there's still a chance that you CAN do it. I've got an old (10 years old, or thereabouts) HP printer/copier/scanner that is alive and kicking, and plugged right into my laptop. Granted, that particular computer is running Vista --- but check out all the options before you definitely rule out the possibility of utilizing your old fax machine. The question is, does your fax have a USB port????
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19 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

A "15 year old" fax machine, if it has any PC interface probably is not USB. A new inexpensive fax machine can be bought for $30 HERE That would be the better way to go for an "occasional" fax.
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19 Sep 2011   #9

windows 7 ultimate was Vista home premium
 
 

Thanks everyone,

I have a phone jack in the back of my computer ! So If I plug a phone line into it from the wall is that all I have to do? do I still give my phone number to receive faxes on my old machine ??
EDIT :
I was wrong it is labeled 1392 and my phone line won't fit in it.
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19 Sep 2011   #10

W7 Professional x64
 
 

It is still pretty common to have an ethernet port and a phone line port on a computer. If yours does not have one I will be surprised. If it does, your computer would basically replace your fax machine.

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