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    COM3 to become COM1?

    Bit of a pain this one

    Updated some client workstations over Summer - one of which is used by an admin member who has an OMR machine attached

    The new machine DIDNT come with a serial port (necessary for OMR) so PCI serial card bought / fitted / installed

    However, due to it being an external card, Windows picks up the ports as COM 3 and COM 4. The software for the OMR only accepts COM 1 and COM 2

    Is there anyway of mapping COM 3 > COM 1?

    I know the base address is different but i think COM 1/3 share the same IRQ?

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    Can't you uninstall/ disable com1/2 - IIRC I did something like that

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    Rclick the port in device manager, Propertise , Port settings, Advanced, change the com port number

    Worked for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Can't you uninstall/ disable com1/2 - IIRC I did something like that
    device manager --> ports section --> select port you want to ammend --> go to port settings tab --> advanced button

    should be a drop down menu to assign it a port number

    bit late on posting as already posted above doh but anyways
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 5th October 2009 at 03:23 PM.

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