windows 98 & faxing

I have a Compaq Presarrio 5441 and
am trying to set up my fax phone thru
this system and cannot find the fax
file/information or whatever it is that
I need to install this.  What do I do?
trophy2Asked:
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iwinCommented:
goto control panel/add,remove/windows setup/ then choose to install microsoft fax.
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sorgieCommented:
If you are going to use faxing alot I would suggest you buy a program like WinFax pro. Installation is simple and the program runs great.
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DarrenJCommented:
Annoyingly in Windows 98 there is NO Fax support directly out of the box unlike Windows 95 where you would install it from Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs.

The following is from the Microsoft KB.
Article ID: Q187549
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If you need to install Windows Messaging, Microsoft Fax, or a Microsoft Mail workgroup post office, follow the steps below.

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.

Hope that helps.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Trophy, there may be an easier way depending on what you are using for word processing software. Are you using office 97, 98 or Office 2000?
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eurocomCommented:
Hmm, a problem when you have a Compaq that comes preinstalled and not with a win98-cdrom... you can either contact Microsoft and get the complete win98-cdrom for a reduced price and then install as DarrenJ propose.
You can try out some shareware fax program from i.e. www.tucows.com. Search for FAX.
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DarrenJCommented:

Compaq "can't" just supply Win98 on a machine, You should find a directory on your machine somewhere called WIN98CD or something along those lines.

This directory will contain the contents of the CD (or at least "should!") :-)
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eurocomCommented:
Well, DarrenJ, thats exactly what Compaq (and IBM, Packard Bell...) does. Yes, they ship their preinstalled win95/98 with the "cabs"-folder. c:\windows\options\cabs.
The cabs-folder includes the installation files from the cd, nothing else. Instead they have their own "recovery-solutions", like quickrestore, rescuedisk and smartrestore.

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