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Just like we can check COM ports in windows 7 or lower , by going to

Control Panel >> Device Manager >> Ports

http://i.stack.imgur.com/Cv1pw.png

How should we check it in Windows 10?

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    By going to device manager? What makes you think it changed? You could do this in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 – Ramhound Mar 31 '16 at 2:50
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    It's in exactly the same place. Just checked. Downvote: Little research effort. (Darn, the assoc bonus is only 100) – SIGSTACKFAULT Dec 16 '16 at 14:58
  • @Ramhound: By seeing the change. – mahmoodvcs Jan 31 '17 at 18:31
  • @mahmoodvics, The question is answered... – SIGSTACKFAULT Jan 31 '17 at 18:38
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    Still not answered for me. The ports do not show up even as hidden devices. This may be a policy issue. – benJephunneh Feb 28 '19 at 16:40
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I had the same question and I found this page. And the answer is in @zipzit's comment. So I post it as answer here:

To see "Com Ports" in Device Manager in Windows 10 you should select "Show hidden devices" in View menu.

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    still not visible – Blue Clouds Sep 23 '18 at 4:53
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    @BlueClouds maybe it is shown as Ports (COM & LPT) – mahmoodvcs Sep 23 '18 at 8:24
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    Nope, Ports not shown even after "Show hidden devices". – Klitos Kyriacou Jul 19 at 11:03
  • Same here, no Ports shown after "Show hidden devices". – Turkeyphant Aug 17 at 16:58
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The Device Manager still exists in Windows 10 and should show this. It has not really changed at all between versions.

Open your Start Menu and just type in Device Manager, and it will come up.

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    Device manager is just fine. But that's not the question. Where are the COM ports called out? I can't see them in Win10... Oops... found them. Device manager has a thing "View Hidden Devices" You have to specifically select that before the Ports (COM & LPT) are even visible. – zipzit Oct 26 '16 at 3:00
  • The proper path to Device Manager is: Open RESOURCE EXPLORER (Win+E), right click on THIS COMPUTER, click on DEVICE MANAGER Anyway on my Windows 10 the number of each port is NOT shown here. – jumpjack May 8 '17 at 7:07
  • @jumpjack Why do you think that is the "proper path"? What about Win-R, devmgmt.msc ? – Jamie Hanrahan May 31 '17 at 22:28
  • The win+R is a shortcut for advanced users knowing what an executable is. A standard user "just clicks". :-) – jumpjack Jun 8 '17 at 7:34
  • Even easier is Win+x, m. – benJephunneh Feb 28 '19 at 16:44

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