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Why is my COM port list empty; how can I add COM ports for my modem?
Adding a new modem to my Windows 8:
But I'm stuck at this screen:
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Dec 27 '12 at 0:34
Dec 26 '12 at 4:03
Can you outline how you got where you are? It seems like you've already installed the modem and then you're trying also to install a totally different type of modem.
Dec 26 '12 at 4:10
@DavidSchwartz I'm adding a NEW modem (a USB datacard). The steps are the same as you would install any other modem. But for this that COM port list is empty for some reason. How do I make it populate? (It's a brand new window install if it matters, and the modem shown already in the list is working fine, but I don't need it)
Dec 26 '12 at 4:41
Ahh, you're adding an additional modem? Did the drivers for it already install?
Dec 26 '12 at 4:50
@DavidSchwartz Yes, the
(digitally signed) drivers are installed.
Dec 26 '12 at 5:04
What do you see in the Device Manager?
Dec 26 '12 at 5:08
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