Hi Vikirobot, if your Arduino doesn´t show up under PORTs in device manager, then you most likely didn´t install the drivers correctly.
Unplug your UNO, open PORTS ( COM & LPT ).
When you plug your UNO you should hear the WINDOWS tone, NEW HARDWARE FOUND and you should see your UNO as an USB device.
The WINDOWS installer opens;
Check “ NO “, then NEXT
Check “ SPECIFIC “, NEXT
Check “ LOOK FOR “, check INCLUDE, click “ EXAMINE “
Click on “ drivers “, DON¨T open the folder.
Click on “ drivers “ AGAIN and “ ACCEPT “
Click on “ NEXT “
WINDOWS will look for, find and install the drivers
Click “ FINISH “and your UNO will show as “ Arduino UNO R3 ( COM X ); X is your port number.
Now open ARDUINO IDE by double clicking on the ICON, select “ TOOLS “,
Verify that your “ BOARD “ is listed as UNO and that your “ SERIAL PORT “ is checked as COM X.
Now you´reready to suffer a bit, but it´s worth the pain.