arduino doesnt load sketch

Hi all.
Im totally new to arduino. I bought the uno r3 and installed everything on my windows10/64 bit machine. I checked the drives and it said my drivers for this board is up to date. However when i tried to upload the blink sketch it gives me this error: avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0xbf. It does not load the sketch. Please im new and want to learn this. Help!!
Thaks in advance.

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Hi, Drew.
Thanks for your prompt reply. I checked and found that the COM port was wrong. Then i changed it and load tbe sketch and voila!
You are a star.
Thankyou so much for sharing your knowledge.
Thanks again, Man.