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April 23rd, 2008 at 12:30 am

How to renumber COM ports.

in: Sewing

1. Control Panel
2. System
3. Hardware
4. Device Manager
5. Ports (COM & LPT)

And from there you can renumber your port.


Why, in this age of USB ports, would one want to know how to change a COM port number?

I have a pc, not a mac, because of my embroidery software. It only runs on a pc … or it only ran on a pc when I was buying my laptop; that was several years ago.

This software, which has been updated since the age of USB ports started, uses a COM port, AND it will only use COM ports 1-4. When I add the USB-to-COM adapter to my system, I usually get COM port 8 added.

This question comes up every so often on the mailing list, so I decided to document my response so I can look it up next time.

Maybe I’ll start a FAQ.

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