This is probably a common issue but I could not find the solution elsewhere.
I bought the Arduino UNO starter kit, Installed the Arduino IDE 1.7.7 and all the extra stuff with it (Atmel drivers) and all installed fine. Plugged in board and the green light comes on but nothing installs like is usual with a USB device. I go to device manager and nothing is there, no ports section, no unknown devices, nothing!!
I have tried restarted pc, reinstalled software, tried alternative USB ports, searched on “View/Show hidden devices” on device manager but still it is nowhere to be seen. I heard something about using “View/Add legacy hardware” on device manager but wasn’t sure if that was useful??
On the Arduino software, the ports section is greyed out. I have tried this on 2 laptops but get same issue. Any advice guys???