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Windows 7: Good non-internet fax software for Windows 7 ?

15 Feb 2014   #11
WebFoot

W7 Pro x64
 
 

I have a need to fax a 3 pg doc once a month with NO cover page. With Windows Fax & Scan it appears the only way to send this doc is via an attachment to the main page. Since there is no live body on the other end I have no one I can talk to.

What I've been doing is using a fax prgm that came with an old modem, Classic Phone Tools. Does all I need but the prgm isn't happy with W7. Can install the prgm and it works for that session. Next time I need to send a fax the prgm doesn't work, gives a message that it can't find a dll that is clearly available in the same dir as the fax prgm. Do an uninstall and reinstall and good for the one session.

I gave Essential Fax a try and didn't have any luck. Think it was due to the old modem not working well under W7. replaced the modem but the trial period for EF had expired. Don't really want to spend $30 to find out if the prgm work with the new modem. E-mailed Essential Fax tech support asking if there was a way I could give the prgm another try with the new equipment. Never heard back from them.

Any recommendations for a fax prgm that works with W7? Don't want to spend more than necessary as I only use the fax application once a month.


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16 Feb 2014   #12
New7user7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebFoot View Post
Any recommendations for a fax prgm that works with W7? Don't want to spend more than necessary as I only use the fax application once a month.
WebFoot, did you read the post immediately preceding yours in this thread?
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16 Feb 2014   #13
WebFoot

W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by New7user7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebFoot View Post
Any recommendations for a fax prgm that works with W7? Don't want to spend more than necessary as I only use the fax application once a month.
WebFoot, did you read the post immediately preceding yours in this thread?
Yes, I did. Is there anything specific you were wanted me to note?
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16 Feb 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebFoot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by New7user7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebFoot View Post
Any recommendations for a fax prgm that works with W7? Don't want to spend more than necessary as I only use the fax application once a month.
WebFoot, did you read the post immediately preceding yours in this thread?
Yes, I did. Is there anything specific you were wanted me to note?
I suspect this part was it:

What I have found to work are Snappy Fax and EssentialFax.
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16 Feb 2014   #15
New7user7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I should elaborate. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find non-internet fax software for Windows 7. It was hard to find. Most people have either abandoned fax or gone to internet fax. However, conventional fax over traditional circuit switched lines are needed for privacy. Those are the only two that I tried and can confirm to work. That is, apart from the Windows native Fax & Scan. That didn't work most of the time, and just burned up days trying to figure out why. In the end, never did.
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16 Feb 2014   #16
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The use trial on your Classic Phone Tools probably expired or it was never registered. Many software trials will stop working. They limit functionality or delete/rename files until it's registered. Could be why yours runs once. Even if uninstalled, it probably leaves "droppings" in the Registry so it knows it's been installed before.

Buy a new printer. I've been trying to find one that DOESN'T have a fax option. Most I've seen will auto-feed up to 20 pages. My old printer had a fax. I never used it. My sister used it once. I had to scrounge a phone cord to do that. For price of most software and modem, you can buy a printer. For sure a used one. I'd give you mine if you picked up the shipping.
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17 Feb 2014   #17
WebFoot

W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebFoot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by New7user7 View Post

WebFoot, did you read the post immediately preceding yours in this thread?
Yes, I did. Is there anything specific you were wanted me to note?
I suspect this part was it:

What I have found to work are Snappy Fax and EssentialFax.
That's what I suspected. Had looked for reviews of Snappy and the few I found were a mixed bag, love/hate. I went into a fair amount of detail on my experience with Essential Fax. I don't want to fork over $30 just to give EF a try with the new modem and find out it is still not working for me.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by New7user7 View Post
I should elaborate. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find non-internet fax software for Windows 7. It was hard to find. Most people have either abandoned fax or gone to internet fax. However, conventional fax over traditional circuit switched lines are needed for privacy. Those are the only two that I tried and can confirm to work. That is, apart from the Windows native Fax & Scan. That didn't work most of the time, and just burned up days trying to figure out why. In the end, never did.
Same here.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
The use trial on your Classic Phone Tools probably expired or it was never registered. Many software trials will stop working. They limit functionality or delete/rename files until it's registered. Could be why yours runs once. Even if uninstalled, it probably leaves "droppings" in the Registry so it knows it's been installed before.

Buy a new printer. I've been trying to find one that DOESN'T have a fax option. Most I've seen will auto-feed up to 20 pages. My old printer had a fax. I never used it. My sister used it once. I had to scrounge a phone cord to do that. For price of most software and modem, you can buy a printer. For sure a used one. I'd give you mine if you picked up the shipping.
Have been using Classic Phone tools for yrs with no issues until I moved over to W7. The prgm just isn't happy with W7 even when using compatibility mode. Not hard to find others with same issue when installing on W7. Publishing Co no longer supports this software.
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17 Feb 2014   #18
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Fax/Data Modem Card

I use Essential Fax. It works with a modem card that I have brought from earlier computers that I stripped down. If Essential Fax doesn't work with your modem a new modem card is 9 to 12 dollars via the etailers on the net. Maybe your problem is not worth that much.
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