Yeah, lotsa things worked under Windows 95/98 that quit with the advent of
Windows 2000, one of which was the ability of the Windows TAPI service to
detect and use Distinctive Ring (which differentiates a Fax call from a
voice call). There's only two ways to overcome this, either the Fax
software must do it's own Distinctive Ring detection, or one must get an
external gadget and attach it to the phone line. I suppose running Windows
95/98 in a virtual machine would work, too, but it seems to me a whole lot
simpler to just spend a few bucks on a hardware gadget and be done with it.
Third party Fax software that has it's own Distinctive Ring support:
FaxTalk Messenger Pro
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"Bender" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My USRobotics software that came with my USRobotics fax modem has software
> that will detect if the call is fax or voice and redirect to the proper
> application. It does not redirect to an answering machine, instead it uses
> its built in answering machine that runs on the computer.
> It also supports multiple voice mail boxes.
> My software version is for Windows 95 and might run one Windows 98 (I
> I can probably run the software on a virtual machine running Win95/98 and
> using the serial port com1 or com2, so I can pseudo run it on Vista.
> "Bee" <Bee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I use Vista Business. I've set up my Windows Fax and Scan to
> > answer calls. Is there a way to redirect calls to my answer machine if
> > is
> > not a fax call?