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Published on 03.11.09 by Brent Trahan

Install Windows Fax and Scan

Learn how to install Windows Fax and Scan in Windows 7.

Install Windows Fax and Scan

  1. Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
  2. Open Programs and Features in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Programs and Features is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click Turn Windows features on or off in the left column of the Programs and Features window.


  4. Expand Print and Document Services and then check off Windows Fax and Scan.


  5. Click OK.

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7 Responses to “Install Windows Fax and Scan”

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  1. George Bogachevsky says:

    Could you please let me know in which versions of Windows 7 faxing capability will be included or could be upgraded to as a standalone feature?
    Thank you very much in advance, George.

  2. Matt Newhouse says:

    How can I get a document to scan in pdf format?

    • Matt says:

      I’ve answered my own question. Install cutepdf writer, Free, on your computer. Scan the document and print it using the cute pdf writer and it will automatically convert to PDF format. An extra step but works well.

  3. Gunter says:

    Hi all,

    I worked with Windows Fax in Win XP in a perfect way, but after upgrade to Windows 7, the sender name and the sender phone won’t be displayed in Windows Fax. I can only read TSID info in order to get an idea from where the incoming fax comes from.

    What can I do to receive the sender name and phone number ?


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