Brand new at this and can’t even get past Step 0. Frustrating! Got some Nano boards (and other stuff, but not important now). I do know the boards have CH340 chip, so installed the drivers for those. But when I plug the board in, nothing happens in my device driver at all. The Tools > Port menu in Arduino IDE is grayed out. The only port I see in Device Manager > Ports (COM & LPT) is a USB Preloader (Android) that I assume is for an Android device I hooked up for my kids not long ago (assigned to COM3). Absolutely nothing happens when I plug in any of the five boards I got. Seems like a Windows issue, but I’m at a loss. Tried unplugging anything USB I didn’t have to have, disabled anything running in the background (that be blocking access to serial ports like firewall), etc. And yes, rebooted. Not sure where to go from here.
The boards do have one solid red LED on and another that blinks every two seconds or so when I plug them in, if that helps at all… (can’t read LED markings, magnifier is on order!) I’m running Windows 10. Any help greatly appreciated.