Adding Fax facility to XP Home without Disk

  Bertie B 16:29 09 Aug 2005

When I go to Add/Remove Windows Software and click on Fax Services I am asked to insert the Windows Disk. However, as my PC came with Windows already installed all I have is Packard Bell Recovery Disks 1 to 3 which can only be used with PB SmartRestore or PB Total Recovery [the latter wipes & restores the HDD!!] Smart Restore does not list any Windows Components to Restore.

Can anyone suggest how I might overcome this, please? Failing that then can anyone suggest a Fax Package which will run on XP? I have looked in PC Advisor Downloads but none seem to be XP Compatible.

  Stuartli 17:09 09 Aug 2005

How to configure XP Fax Console if you manage to install it:

click here

E-mail to fax service (free):

click here

  Stuartli 17:12 09 Aug 2005

Free fax service website:

click here

  Bertie B 22:19 09 Aug 2005

I've establihed that to install fax services on XP I need a file ......... fxscfgwz ....

Anybody got any info on where I can get one without having to pay thro' the nose for a Zip file applic to unlock it, please?

  Stuartli 23:01 09 Aug 2005

You do realise that you can't send/receive faxes if you have broadband? You require a dialup modem.

By the way, the Downloads link at the top of the page will provide you with fax utilities...:-)

Or there's click here

  Bertie B 00:35 10 Aug 2005

Thanks for all the help!

I was being a bit slow and dense as my daughter also has a PC running XP and a check on there found all the files I needed - SO PROBLEM SORTED!!

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