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Windows 7: Classic Phonetools 9 is a Disaster

13 Jan 2015   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Just want to confirm that Robbiestewart's approach worked for me. I am running Windows 7 SP 1 64 bit and a US Robotics 5637 USB FAX/Voice modem.

And please note that since Robbiestewart's last post, a NEW version of BVRP PhoneTools has been released which probably fixes many bugs. The latest version of PhoneTools from the US Robotics website is version 9.07a.

Here are the steps I followed:

Step 1 -- Install that latest Driver for the Modem from the Modem's manufacturer website.

Step 2 -- Update your modem with the the latest firmware from the Modem's manufacturer website.

Step 3 -- Install BVRP PhoneTools

0. Log into a Windows User Account with Administrator privileges. (Often just called an Administrator Account).

1. Download and run the latest PhoneTools installer. (The latest version as of this post was version 9.07a from US Robotics website).

2. When UAC pops up and asks for your Administrator Password, enter it.

3. Follow the install wizard
PLEASE NOTE: During installation, make sure to UNSELECET "Run PhoneTools after installation".

4. FIRST RUN OF PHONETOOLS AFTER INSTALLATION: After Installation, right click on the PhoneTools icon (either on the Desktop or in the START Menu) and click on Run as Administrator. Enter the Administrator password.

5. PhoneTools will run and will automatically find your modem and configure PhoneTools appropriately.
PLEASE NOTE: After Installation, you only need to run Phone Tools once in Administrator mode to setup PhoneTools with your particular modem.

6. Quit PhoneTools

7. Next Run PhoneTools normally (NO need to run as an administrator). NOW YOU CAN START FAXING!!

PhoneTools can now be run in any USER account -- (either an Administrator User Account or a Regular User Account).


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