Hello all I have am having a problem with my Arduino Uno. I am trying to set it up with my Acer laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have done the following: 1. Went to the arduino website and downloaded the software. 2. once in the file folder, right clicked on the arduino application and selected EXTRACT ALL. 3. Then I am able to see the sketch on my screen. 4. Then I plugged in my uno via USB, and it turns on and does what it is supposed to do. 5. The correct board is selected in TOOLS. 6. I am not able to select a serial port to upload programs. It is grey'ed out 7. I have then went to CONTROL PANEL, SYSTEMS AND SECURITY, SYSTEM, & DEVICE MANAGER to try and update the drivers. when in DEVICE MANAGER, the Arduino Uno is shown under OTHER DEVICES. I right click on that and hit update driver software. Thwe computer searches online for the software but says it cannot find it.
please help me get this figured out. thanks