Windows 8.1 Update Fails To Work Properly With Fax And Scan

Windows 8.1 Update Fails To Work Properly With Fax And Scan

By | Dec 18, 2013

If you are installing updating Windows 8.1, then be careful. Windows Fax and Scan no longer works after deploying the new Windows 8.1 update from the Store, no matter if consumers are using a compatible modem or not, A post on Microsoft’s Community forums reveals.

“After upgrading to 8.1 the Fax and Scan Software does not send the fax. It dials the number and the receiving fax machine turns on and plays its ‘signal’ but the software does not send the fax, it just times out,” one of the affected users explained.

While Microsoft hasn’t yet released a patch for this problem, some fairly difficult workaround have already been found, but according to some reports, they are only dealing with the issue for a rather limited number of users.

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