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I have HotFax Message Center version 5.0 2001 which I really

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I have HotFax Message Center version 5.0 2001 which I really love to use.
But I can't install the program on my new Compaq HP Windows 7 system
without getting a warning about driver compatibility issues with my system.

Is there any update or patch I can use to resolve this problem?

I can't find any standard fax software that has the same fax file editing capability
as HotFax.

Thanks for your help!

George Bodossian [email protected]
XXX-XXX-XXXX
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  DrKlahn replied 4 years ago.

DrKlahn :

Good evening. Thanks for using JustAnswer. I'm Bruce Mitchell, a/k/a "DrKlahn."

DrKlahn :

I'm researching HotFax version 6, and it was compatible only with Windows 2000 and XP, so it is safe to say that version 5 won't run under Windows 7.

DrKlahn :

Smith Micro Software, the producer of Hotfax, has abandoned the product. No newer versions or updates are available to bring it forward into newer versions of Windows -- see their software availability list at the link below:

DrKlahn :

http://store.smithmicro.com/searchimageviewdetail.aspx?searchText=hotfax

DrKlahn :

You could try installing version 6 on your Windows 7 system to see if it works. I've checked the Windows 7 compatibility page at Microsoft, and there is no comment either way on whether it works on Windows 7.

DrKlahn :

Hotfax version 6 can be downloaded at the following link:

DrKlahn :

http://www.brothersoft.com/hotfax-messagecenter-90433.html

DrKlahn :

So, in summary: Version 5 won't work. Version 6 might; the only way to find out is to download it and try it.