My first time here so I'm not sure this is right forum for this question.
First a little background:
System - Dell Inspiron 546, Windows 7 Home Premium x86 64 bit.
I'm an Engineer/Designer/Machinist and work with CAD/CAM programming. After I create the programs with the toolpaths for my CNC Macining Center I use a separate program to transfer the machine control data to the CNC.
Here is my dilemma - Win 7 is not compatable with the old 16 or 32 bit, file transfer program I had been using with XP and Vista. I have found 64 bit programs that are compatible but cannot get the computer and CNC to communicate.
The problem I'm having is, in the file transfer software I need to set the Parameters such a Comm Port, Baud Rate, etc. I cannot determine the port assignment for the usb connections. In XP and Vista they were Comm 4 and I could find that in Device Manager/Ports. Win 7 doesn't seem to have a listing for ports. How do I determine this.
Sorry for being so long winded, and Thanks in advance for any help.