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Windows 7: Device Manager And COM Ports: Where ?


07 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Device Manager And COM Ports: Where ?

Hello,

Trying to find in Device Manager the listing for the COM Ports, and how they are set.

Just cannot seem to find it.
Looked in all of the Trfees, but still can't seem to have it show.

Where in Device Manager is it, or what do I have to do to have it show up ?

Thanks,
Bob

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07 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You do not have "Ports (COM & LPT) above Processors? Might try using View > Show Hidden Devices
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07 Jan 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bob,

Just an addition to logicearth's post.

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07 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Guys,

Thanks for help.

Nope, not there.

Hidden Views does not change the situation: COM and LPT still doesn't show ?

Any other thoughts on ?

Regards, and thanks again,
Bob
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07 Jan 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Double check your BIOS settings to make sure that you have COM and LPT ports enabled if available. If disabled, that would cause it to not show in Device Manager.
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07 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: Bios Checking: How ?

Hello again,

Not too sharp with this "stuff" at my age now.

How exactly do I check the Bios sttings you mentione, please ?

Thanks again,
Bob
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07 Jan 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Usually when you restart the computer, you'll have a splash screen showing you what key (ex: DEL or F1) to press to enter BIOS or Setup. It varies, and you'll only have a couple of seconds to press the key before Windows continues to startup. If you miss the pressing the key in time, you'll have to restart the PC to try again.

However, if you never have been in the BIOS to change the settings, then this most likely is not the issue since it would be enabled by default.

Instead, have you installed all of your drivers (ex: chipset)?
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08 Jan 2014   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
BIOS Screen For COM Ports, etc. ?

Hello,

Have a three year old HP Desktop, and running the 64 bit version of Windows 7.

I understand that it is possible when starting the PC to get to a screen that shows the COM Ports assignments, and allow for possibly changing them.

"shut down and restart. Do whatever your computer requires for you to check BIOS settings during
system startup (usually pressing the Del or Esc key from the initial boot screen).
Then, enter BIOS setup and enable USB support."

I looked at the screen that opens up with F8 pressing when first starting, and also the F10 option.

I cannot see anything regarding BIOS and COM or USB Ports.

How do I get to it, please ?

BTW: any other way to see the COM Port assignments and setup ?

Thanks,
Bob
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08 Jan 2014   #9

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

What device needs the port?

Is the device listed in Devices and Printers? (r-hand side of start menu)

Yes?
R-click on the device and select devicetype properties, not Properties at the bottom of the alt menu


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09 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for help; much appreciated.

The unit I am trying to get working is an Keyspan/Tripplite HS19 USB to Serial Converter.
It connecdts my PC to a shortwave radio that has a serial connector on the rear for allowing various programs to actually control the radio from the PC.

It used to work, but I haven't used it for a few years. Tryinging to get it going again.
I am pretty sure the Driver for it. is correct.

Just seems like my PC can't find or recognize it.

If I, as suggested, click right click, the menu that comes up is:
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