How to Install Microsoft Fax Viewer

by Marie Lowe
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Microsoft Picture and Fax Viewer is a software application for Windows 7 that is included with the purchase of the operating system. Not all manufacturers install the Picture and Fax application prior to distributing the system. If you do not have the application installed, do so yourself at no additional charge.

Step 1

Open the "Start" menu and type "Add or remove programs," then press "Enter."

Step 2

Click "Turn Windows Features on or off" on the left side of the window.

Step 3

Wait as all installed Windows components are indexed. They will be displayed on your screen within five minutes.

Step 4

Press the "+" symbol next to "Print and Document Services," then click "Windows Fax and Scan." Click "OK" once it is checked.

Wait as the software is installed. Place a check mark in "Open Microsoft Picture and Fax Viewer" when the completion dialogue appears, then click "Finish."


  • "Windows 7: The Missing Manual"; David Pogue; 2010

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About the Author

Marie Lowe has been writing since 1995. Her work appears in the "Durant Democrat" and various online publications. Lowe has a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma.

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