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Requirements for FaxTalk

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FaxTalk requires that an existing (and functioning) installation of WinFax PRO be present on the system before you can perform the import process. This is required because the WinFax PRO data phonebook and log structure is a proprietary format and FaxTalk cannot perform the import directly without the WinFax PRO installation files being present. The installation of WinFax PRO does not require to have a working modem or telephone connection. If the WinFax PRO phonebooks and/or logs are visible in the WinFax PRO interface they can be imported into FaxTalk. Important: If you are using WinFax PRO 9.0 or TalkWorks PRO 2.0, it is important that you have updated to version 9.02 or 2.02 or higher. See Help, About in WinFax/TalkWorks for the version number you are using.

If you are replacing WinFax PRO with FaxTalk on the same computer, only step 1 is required.

If you are moving to a new machine and a new operating system and cannot install the WinFax PRO software, you will be required to perform all the steps below.

Step 1 – Install FaxTalk on machine where WinFax PRO is already installed

If you have already purchased FaxTalk you can temporarily install FaxTalk on your old computer, or you can use the free trial version of the FaxTalk which can be downloaded from the GetFaxing.com web site. Install the FaxTalk trial software onto the old machine that has the WinFax PRO software installed with the data you wish to import. Once the FaxTalk software is installed you can then import the WinFax PRO fax and contact data into the FaxTalk software. Note: must be a working installation of WinFax PRO.

Step 2 – Backup FaxTalk data and settings

After importing the WinFax PRO data into FaxTalk you will need to make a backup of the data in FaxTalk for use on the new machine. To make a backup of your existing data on the old machine there is a utility called FaxTalk Backup included with the FaxTalk software to back up all of your data files and settings stored in FaxTalk to a single backup file. The FaxTalk Backup utility can be found in the FaxTalk program group accessed under Programs (or All Programs) from the Windows Start menu.

Open the FaxTalk Backup application.
On the Backup tab make sure the all of the backup items are enabled then click the Backup Now button. By default this will create a file called FTBACKUP.FTA in the My Documents folder. Be sure to note where the backup file is stored and what filename is used.
Click OK when the FaxTalk Backup program displays the “Backup completed successfully” message.
Click Cancel to close the FaxTalk Backup program.
Once you have made a backup of your data you can copy the backup file from the old machine to a temporary folder on the new machine.

Step 3 – Install FaxTalk on new machine

To install the FaxTalk software on the new machine you will need to use the software installation file you downloaded when you purchased the software, or the software CD-ROM if you purchased the software on CD, as well as your software serial number.

If you purchased an upgrade version of the FaxTalk software you will also need to have a previous FaxTalk product installed on the new machine in order to install the FaxTalk upgrade software. The installation will check for a previous FaxTalk product and will not install if a previous FaxTalk product is not found. If you cannot install a previous FaxTalk product you will not be able to install the FaxTalk upgrade software on the new machine.

Step 4 – Restore FaxTalk data and settings on new machine

Once the FaxTalk software is installed on the new machine you can restore your data (including the imported WinFax PRO faxes and contacts) from the backup file you created on the old machine. To restore your data you need to use the FaxTalk Backup program on the new machine.

Open the FaxTalk Backup application.
Click on the Restore tab.
Use the Browse button to navigate to the folder where you originally copied the backup file from the old machine.
Select the file and click Open.
On the Restore tab make sure that only the “File Cabinet folder” and “Phonebooks and contacts” options are checked (all of the other restore items should be unchecked) and then click the Restore Now button.
Click Continue on the Confirm Restore dialog to start the restore process.
Click OK when the FaxTalk Backup program displays the “Restore completed successfully” message.
Click Cancel to close the FaxTalk Backup program.
Your WinFax PRO data should now be accessible in FaxTalk on your new machine.

Operating System Requirements

  • Windows 10 (x86, x64)
  • Windows 8.0, 8.1 (x86, x64)
  • Windows 7 (x86, x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86, x64, R2)
  • Windows Vista (x86, x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 (x86, x64)
  • Windows XP SP3 (x86, x64)

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel Pentium compatible 500MHz or higher processor capable of operating one of the supported Microsoft Windows operating systems versions listed under Operating System Requirements.
  • Minimum amount of memory that is supported for your operating system.
  • Video display capable of a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 using 256 colors
  • An internal or external fax modem with at least one of the following capabilities: Class 1, Class 1.0, Class 2, Class 2.0 or Class 2.1.
  • Voice Mail features require a Fax/Voice Modem with Class 8 voice support.
  • Telephone service such as traditional land-line based telephone service, digital cable phone service, or VoIP telephone service that can connect to an analog telephone (ATA Analogue Telephone Adapter).

Printing and Scanning (Optional)

  • Optional Microsoft Windows compatible printer (for printing faxes)
  • Optional Microsoft Windows TWAIN or WIA compatible scanner (for scanning paper based documents)

Fax Mail Merge with Microsoft Word (Optional)

  • FaxTalk Fax Merge Add-in for Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Word 2016, 2013, 2010 (32-bit Versions)
  • Microsoft Word 2007

E-Mail, Cloud Storage (Optional)

  • Optional Microsoft Windows (MAPI32) compatible e-mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Microsoft Live etc.)
  • Optional Internet connection (High Speed recommended)
  • Optional Cloud Storage software (Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive etc.)

Incoming Caller ID (Optional)

  • Caller ID service from your telephone service provider
  • A version of Windows that supports Caller ID using TAPI (if using TAPI mode)
  • Modem drivers that support Caller ID reporting using Windows TAPI (if using TAPI mode) or modem drivers that support Caller ID reporting using direct modem AT commands (if using Direct Mode)

Note: Caller ID support in FaxTalk requires that the modem hardware and drivers correctly provide Caller ID information using Windows TAPI (if using TAPI mode) or directly using modem AT commands (if using Direct Mode). Support for Caller ID in FaxTalk is completely dependent on the modem hardware and may not operate correctly if the modem hardware does not correctly support this capability. Caller ID support for some modems may not be available in all countries.

Distinctive Ring (Optional)

  • Distinctive Ring (also known as Ident-A-Call, 2nd line) service from your telephone service provider
  • Modem drivers that support Distinctive Ring using direct modem AT commands using Direct Mode
  • Distinctive Ring is not supported when using Windows TAPI mode

Note: The Distinctive Ring support in FaxTalk requires that the modem hardware and drivers correctly provide Distinctive Ring information directly using modem AT commands (Direct Mode). Support for Distinctive Ring in FaxTalk is completely dependent on the modem hardware and may not operate correctly if the modem hardware does not correctly support this capability. Distinctive Ring service is not available with many VoIP or cable telephone providers.

FaxTalk provides a comprehensive set of fax capabilities that, when matched with compatible modem hardware, provide a complete fax and voice communications solution. Many of the capabilities found in FaxTalk require specific hardware support from the modem and modem drivers and may not function correctly, or at all, if the modem hardware does not provide working support for the features. Since it is up to the modem manufacturer to provide the necessary hardware and driver support for many of the features found in FaxTalk, Thought Communications or GetFaxing.com cannot guarantee that every feature and operation provided in FaxTalk will work with any particular modem.


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