Where is Com1 for vista

Am trying to do the blink test. Vista only shows com3 for serial port , yet i get an error showing i should have com1.....what should i do now? thanks, julie

I can't speak for the other folks here but I'll need more information before I can help. For example...

Vista only shows com3 for serial port

Are you saying that only COM3 is present in Device Manager?

, yet i get an error showing i should have com1

What applicatoin is producing this error message? The Arduino IDE? Or is the error messge being produced by the operating system?

Thanks CodingBadly, I am like so new to arduino, but i found that it was just that i had to put a tick in the Tools> serial port> COM3, I thought just because it read com3 it was automatically selected. Its selected now with a tick next to it and all is good...cheers julie

I thought just because it read com3 it was automatically selected.

Unfortunately, not.

Its selected now with a tick next to it and all is good

Glad to hear it. And thanks for following-up.

cheers julie

Back at ya!