Use WinXP dialer in Vista?

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April 14, 2010 at 16:54:36
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello all. I recently got a voice modem card for my computer, so that I could make & receive calls on my computer. I've seen the Windows XP dialer, and I assumed that the same thing would be included in Windows Vista. However, it appears the Vista phone dialer is a gutless wonder with a phone keypad, a "dial" button, and storage for 10 numbers. No answering calls, no internet calls, (almost) no anything. I still have 2 computers in my house with WinXP (one with XP Pro, one with XP MCE). So, I tried copying over the dialer.exe from XP into a new folder and running it. It claims that it needs "avtapi.dll", and to use Regsvr32 to install it. So, I copy avtapi.dll over and run regsvr32 on it as well. It claims that the file doesn't even exist. I tried going to the website of the people that make it (Active Voice) , and they have no records for it. The Internet Archive's first record for it was apparently archived 2 years after Active Voice got sold to Cisco. Cisco has no records of it, either. My question is: Does anyone know of a TAPI dialer that mimics the WinXP dialer, is free, and (preferrably) portable?

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#1
April 15, 2010 at 15:46:21
You'd have to put the dll with other's and you may need to know the key in xp that you can copy over.

I always start at softpedia and might see what portableapps.com has or even portablefreeware.com

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
April 15, 2010 at 15:52:38
Well, I don't know which dlls Dialer.exe or avtapi.dll require. Could anyone possibly use their magician's skills to see what other dll(s) are required?

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#3
April 16, 2010 at 15:14:51
What I meant was put the dll that you need in with the other dll's and the permissions have to be the same.

Also I suspect some registry key has to be copied over. Search registry in xp for those dll's and maybe the exe file for an reference and copy it over.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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