Re: Windows 10 Port (com & LPT) vanished

Peter Laws / N5UWY

I have a modern PC so no serial or parallel ports. I do have serial
adapters plugged in for older radios and cables (that have DE-9s on
them) for some newer radios so plenty of COM ports all, it seems with
different drivers. I got rid of my last printer with a Centronics
port a while ago, so really don't need the USB adapter for that any
more (worked a treat, BTW). And then there are multiple USB sound

But all are currently working and none have disappeared lately.

For tracking down USB issues, I use these two dudes in addition to
Windows Device Manager and "Settings":

USB Tree Viewer -- -- I like
the way it labels the trees.


Both are "portable" apps that don't need installing.

Oh, and I run a batch file that looks like this for Device Manager:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

It would be nice if a USB device presented itself to the OS the same
way regardless of which "universal" port it was plugged into, but
that's not how things work, at least in Windows.

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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