Originally Posted by toicy4ya
However, im a bit confused because i have 3 USB ports on my laptop.
Has anyone had this problem? What was the workaround?
You aren't setting a USB port to be a COM port, you're setting a parameter in the driver for the USB cable to map to a COM port. The cable must be connected to see the settings (unless you've done the ENVVAR mods to show non-connected and hidden devices). The instructions from smooth1 are the right parameter to change.