I agree that it was a strange move, BUT whenever I suggested that people use
Windows Fax, the same answer always came back.. personally, I liked Windows
Fax because it was so simple, no fax managers et al..
The people who used fax a great deal liked Winfax pro, and BVRP Tools was
always part of the OEM packages, and also came supplied with every modem..
many didn't even know that Windows Fax even existed..
Also, many now have only broadband and no analogue modem, in which case a
service like eFax is very good for the twice yearly fax party..
"zingerhill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I don't know where you got this information. The programs you mentioned
> for people replacing a dedicated fax machine. I'm guessing that the vast
> majority of people who used Windows fax only needed to send and / or
> a fax once in a blue moon. I only send maybe 2 faxes a year. I bought
> SnappyFax and it's fine, but I don't really need all it's features. The XP
> fax tool was fine.
> This is a really lame money grab for Microsoft. I find it very petty to
> eliminate features that have been in the OS since 95!
> "Mike Hall MVP" wrote:
>> The majority of home users who faxed did so either using Winfax or BVRP
>> Tools.. any suggestion re using Windows Fax was generally met with hoots
>> derision.. most complaints centered around Windows Fax not having enough
>> So older versions of Winfax and BVRP Tools no longer run under Vista, and
>> people are now willing and prepared use the featureless Windows Fax..
>> Snappy Fax is a $30 answer for those who want a fully featured fax
>> "Kiwifrog" <Kiwifrog@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > It would be a very good idea to reintroduce Windows Fax in all versions
>> > of
>> > Vista. Meanwhile it should be available to download.
>> > Why has it been removed anyway? Home users do fax from time to time.
>> > That is another good reason not to advise users in my field not to
>> > upgrade
>> > to Vista.
>> > I deplore the removal of contacts in Windows Mail, the Hibernate saving
>> > gauge and more...
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>> > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...i nt_fax_scan
>> Mike Hall
>> MS MVP Windows Shell/User
MS MVP Windows Shell/User