Disabling the Microsoft Fax Service

 

 

If you have a version of Windows that includes the Microsoft fax service (in Vista and Windows 7 known as "Windows Fax and Scan") then it must be disabled in order for snappy fax to gain access to the modem's com port.

 

Follow these steps: (Screenshots for Windows 7 are shown)

 

There is also a video tutorial showing how to do this on our tutorials page.

 

1.  Go to Control Panel and click on Administrative Tools

 

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2.  Double click on 'Services'

 

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3.  Scroll down and find the 'Fax' service and double click on it

 

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4.  Click the 'Stop' button to stop the service and set the 'startup type' to 'manual'

 

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