No Serial Port Option

Hello. I am having an issue with the serial port option in the arduino app on windows. In the arduino tutorial book I have, it says you go to tools>Serial Port>COM3. My issue is that when I go to tools, there is literally no serial port option to select. There is a port option but it is faded and grey, and I cannot click it. How do I fix this issue, and select the serial port?

if it is windows 10 then some installations hide the COM & LPTports and it needs to be enabled by "show hidden hardware"

COM 1 is a default port and not usually used buy Arduino devices which can show from COM 3 upwards.

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