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transferring fax setup from Windows Home to Windows XP

by luckylady_63 / August 24, 2005 4:42 AM PDT

Is it possible to get all the files for the fax setup system from Windows Home edition and tranfer them to Windows Pro edition? I do not have the Pro disk, but do have the Home edition disk. I have both systems running on my computer at the moment. I would love to be able to remove the home edition and keep the pro edition. I don't need both. Thanks

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No method noted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 4:55 AM PDT lists what Microsoft supported. There are no known tools to move fax or fax settings over.

Here's the short version to get XP's Fax installed:

Install the Fax Component
Fax is not installed by default during Windows Setup. To install Fax, follow
these steps:
1.. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs under Pick a category
to open the Add or Remove Programs dialog box.
2.. Click Add/Remove Windows Components to start the Windows Components
Wizard starts.
3.. In the Components list, click to select the Fax Services check box,
and then click Next. Setup installs the Fax services. If prompted, insert
the Microsoft Windows XP compact disc, and then click OK.
4.. On the Completing the Windows Components Wizard screen, click Finish.
5.. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Close.

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to: R. Proffitt
by luckylady_63 / August 24, 2005 7:36 AM PDT
In reply to: No method noted.

Thanks for your answer Bob. I did what you told me to you after answering a few questions. Now the computer is looking for a fax machine, which I do not have. I used to send faxes all the time with Win 95 and Win 98 SE, so how do I do this task with Win XP Pro? I would appreciate your answer very much.

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The very short answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: to: R. Proffitt

You would need a FAXMODEM and the drivers for said FAXMODEM installed proper and a ... telephone line.


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by luckylady_63 / August 24, 2005 8:08 AM PDT
In reply to: The very short answer.

Thanks for all your help. You're good!!!!

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to: R. Proffitt
by luckylady_63 / August 24, 2005 8:12 AM PDT
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I just looked under devices and the old fax modem (Generic 56k HCF Fax Modem) is installed. Can I use this and just plug in a telephone cable?

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