Im trying to delete the extra parallel ports that come with Windows XP SP3. I've tried deleting the ports through the method recommended by Microsoft ie through Printer & Faxes/File/Server Properties/Ports/ Delete Port. Doesnt work; gives the following message: Operation Not Supported. I escpecially want to delete a virtual LPT port that is created on installing a certain receipt printer from Epson, the redirect that printer to the native LPT1 port. Can this be done
You should be able to find them here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Ports
Make a backup first!
I can't test it, but this is similar to other ports I have had to clear. So take this as a good suggestion more than a final answer and let me know.
Try the Device Manager. Shortcut to get there:
You will find a category for ports and then open that up and you should see COM and LPT1 ports.