fax setup in windows 98 bundled software

Posted on 2000-03-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
when i purchased my computer, windows 98 was "bundled" into it.  nowhere is there any reference to faxing.  i need to fax and do not know where to get a program that will work. also, i do not have a cd with windows 98, i only have a restore cd for my machine.  my computer is an emachine, etower 400ix. thank you for any help.
Question by:aleabara

Accepted Solution

euangi earned 200 total points
ID: 2607596
There are lots of free and shareware software such as mightyfax at www.zdnet.com/downloads.

Windows 98 also has a fax driver already installed with '98 and MSoffice for instance allows you to access this driver through the print menu ie.file-print-select printer.

Expert Comment

ID: 2608308
Check in the Control panel for a Mail and Fax Icon if it is there double clicking it will take you into setup for faxing - not one of the greatest faxing programs but it should be there and for free.
LVL 18

Expert Comment

ID: 2621731
Win95 came with Microsoft fax, but has been removed from win98.

However, it in on the win98cd as a separate install, hiding in the win95 folder.
Most likely your restore Cd  will not have it.
If you have a win95 cd or can borrow a win98 cd, just copy the fax program and install in win98.

Keep in mind that MS fax is free, but can be buggy.

Winfax pro is the best bet if you're looking for a good fax program.

Good luck.

Expert Comment

ID: 2622084
There are two free places to go to for sending and recieving fax one is http://www.fax4free.com and the other one is http://www.callwave.com both use your e-mail program and you don't have to mess with any downloads.

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Each password manager has its own problems in dealing with certain websites and their login methods. In Part 1, I review the Top 5 Password Managers that I've found to be the best. In Part 2 we'll look at which ones co-exist together and why it'…
The Windows Firewall provides an important layer of protection and a rich interface to configure it. Unfortunately, it lacks item level filtering. This article details my process of implementing firewall-as-code to reduce GPO bloat.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question