MEGA 2560 not showing up / "ports" option grayed out

Simple case of "noob cant use the fancy thing"

I just back from micro center with my board and installed the win 10 app. I looked in the 'tools' tab and see that 'ports' is grayed out. I looked in device manager but don't see my board. The little LED next to the letter "L" on my board is blinking and the power led is on. Is there something I'm missing?

A little help getting going in the right direction would be a blessing.


Pro tip... er.. NOOB tip.

Make sure the usb cable is plugged in all the way.