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#1 FarrOut


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

I recently reloaded XP on an old Acer laptop using the disks provided by the manufacturer. I also did SP2 and SP3 upgrades. It's working pretty well, but I can't find any com ports in the hardware device manager.
I checked the bios, but couldn't find anything relating to the com ports.
Any ideas would be apprecited. :question:

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

What is the model number for the laptop? My best guess is that it does not have any physical com ports.

You'll need to use an RS232 to USB to use com devices on it.



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