Setting Up Faxing on MCE

  alexgray104 11:46 10 Apr 2006

I have recently purchased a laptop with Windows XP Media Center Edition installed (c/w discs). On my last laptop (XP Home) I could fax documents using my modem but on here I don't have the option in communications. I tried to install it from Add Printers using my OS discs but it won't find the file. Does anybody know how to get this working or a decent 3rd party program I can use instead of the Windows Console. Many Thanks in advance for your much appreciated help!

  howard63 12:02 10 Apr 2006

by chance you haven't recently upgraded from dial up to broadband? Broadband cannot fax directly.

  alexgray104 12:07 10 Apr 2006

I upgraded to broadband whilst on my other laptop and could still quite happily fax whilst connected on a PAYG dialup service, It's just this laptop hasn't got the console installed.

  Stuartli 13:03 10 Apr 2006

You should find the Fax feature from Add/Remove Windows Components (Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Add/Remove Components).

  pj123 13:20 10 Apr 2006

Has this new laptop actually got an analogue modem installed?

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