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Convert a USB port to a serial port in Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an amateur radio program installed on my desktop Dell PC runnning Windows 7. The program is correctly installed but when I try to communicate using the Internet I hear no sound from my speakers. I am connected to the other station but still no sound. I get a message saying "cannot open serial port COM1. I would like to know how to convert a USB port to a Serial port. Please advise.

    Thank you

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:33 PM

Answers

  • Try this : http://plugable.com/2011/07/04/how-to-change-the-com-port-for-a-usb-serial-adapter-on-windows-7


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:42 AM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:19 PM
  • Hi,

    Due to the program you installed maybe a 3rd party software, and we not familiar with it, we concerned the program may the reason for the issue. You can try to uninstall it and check whether it will work.

    If you really want to use the program and do not want to uninstall it, I suggest you Just right click “Computer” > “Manage” > “Device Manager”, Then right click the “USB Serial ports” > “Properties” > “Port settings” > “Advanced”. Change the COM port number.

    Wish you will troubleshoot the issue smoothly.

    Best Regards

    Simon


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    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:42 AM
    Friday, September 11, 2015 2:55 AM

All replies

  • Try this : http://plugable.com/2011/07/04/how-to-change-the-com-port-for-a-usb-serial-adapter-on-windows-7


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:42 AM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:19 PM
  • Hi,

    Due to the program you installed maybe a 3rd party software, and we not familiar with it, we concerned the program may the reason for the issue. You can try to uninstall it and check whether it will work.

    If you really want to use the program and do not want to uninstall it, I suggest you Just right click “Computer” > “Manage” > “Device Manager”, Then right click the “USB Serial ports” > “Properties” > “Port settings” > “Advanced”. Change the COM port number.

    Wish you will troubleshoot the issue smoothly.

    Best Regards

    Simon


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:42 AM
    Friday, September 11, 2015 2:55 AM