I uninstalled 1.6.4 then downloaded 1.6.0 and installed it as an Administrator. When the installer got to the com port installation it did not hang for what seemed like an eternity with 1.6.4 so I had high hopes.
I fired up Arduino and saw that it said my UNO was on COM 1. I exited the software and edited the preferences to COM3. Then restarted Arduino. It came up showing UNO on COM3, but the Tools Port was greyed out. I loaded a sketch and got this error message:
This report would have more information with
“Show verbose output during compilation”
enabled in File > Preferences.
Arduino: 1.0.6 (Windows 7), Board: “Arduino Uno”
Binary sketch size: 472 bytes (of a 32,256 byte maximum)
processing.app.SerialNotFoundException: Serial port ‘COM3’ not found. Did you select the right one from the Tools > Serial Port menu?
So I am no better off than I was.
I opened Device Manager and nothing about a COM port or Arduino shows up. From reading the forum, it looks like I need a Virtual Serial port, however I don’t know how to get it.
Can anyone help me figure this out?
Thanks in advance for your help!