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My computer came with Win98 and its own recovery disk with their own version of 98 so I can't find the tools\Oldwin95\Message\Us on theirs. Can I install Messaging and fax from a Win95 CD that came with a PC?  I tried to install Winfax (not the 98 version) the faxes came out all garbled.  Do I have to buy a fax program or the actual Win98CD?  Is there another way.  A less expensive way?
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wayneb earned 50 total points
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You can use the old files from windows 95 but it has not been tested by microsoft.  The files on the win98 cdrom are the old version.

Microsoft Fax Does Not Appear in Add/Remove Programs
Last reviewed: September 24, 1998
Article ID: Q187549
 
 


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The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 98


SYMPTOMS
When you click the Windows Setup tab or the Install/Uninstall tab in the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel, you may not see any of the following programs:

Microsoft Fax
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Windows Messaging
Microsoft Mail

CAUSE
This behavior can occur if the programs listed in the "Symptoms" section are not installed when you upgrade Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1x to Windows 98.

RESOLUTION
If you need to install Windows Messaging, Microsoft Fax, or a Microsoft Mail workgroup post office, follow these steps:


Place your Windows 98 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, and then open the following folder:


      Tools\Oldwin95\Message\US

Double-click the Wms.exe file to install Windows Messaging and the Microsoft Mail workgroup post office utility.

Double-click the Awfax.exe file to install Microsoft Fax.

Restart your computer when you are prompted to do so.

MORE INFORMATION
While they are not parts of the Windows 98 product, a version of Windows Messaging, Microsoft Fax, and a Microsoft Mail workgroup post office are included on the Windows 98 CD-ROM. These programs are made available so that you can reinstall files if the upgraded components become damaged. Using these files on non-upgrade installations of Windows 98 was not fully tested by Microsoft.

 

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by:battlow
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Thank you, I had already come across the Q187549 and it really doesn't apply to my case.
If I can perhaps use the Win95 CD then how?  I was never able to find tools, awfax.exe, or Wms.exe files on the disk altough I was able to find Much of their content in Win95_06 &_07.  But how so I put all those components together and have it make sense on my computer, or should I be able to find those specific files ?(tools, Awfax.exe, or Wms.exe)  I'm not an expert...Yet.  By the end of this search maybe.  Also what about the whole Winfax thing do I have to have the 98 version to work with Win98?
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by:wayneb
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If you leave me your email address I can email it to you.
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by:wayneb
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Do you awfax.exe or wms.exe or do you need both. Combined they are about 2.8 Gb so if you have an email that restricts the amount of data you may upload you maybe in trouble.
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by:battlow
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I'm not aware of any restrictions on my e-mail, but I definitely think it is worth a try.  perkifried@earthlink.net.  I so hope this works.  Thanks for your speedy replies.  From what I understand I need both Wms.exe and Awfax.exe.  My fingers are crossed!!!
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by:wayneb
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The files are on there way to you by way of email, so check your email and let me know you how make out.
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by:battlow
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Looks like a possible success, I have an inbox, fax, and messaging.  Thank you very much!!!  Definitly an excellent.  You went above and beyond, you delivered the solution.
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by:battlow
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Wayneb, I hate to have to ask you this but my computer crashed and I had to rebuild my hard-drive and I lost what you had sent to me.  I would appreciate it if you could do me this favor again and I promise to make a back-up this time.  I really did appreciate your help.  It seems people are still asking the same question still.  What a problem the change caused and I am still not sure if it was worth the "new" version.
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