I am trying to install a USB to four serial port adapters to my Windows 2000 machine. I want to know if there is a way to force Windows into using a certain set of com numbers, like com12 ,com13, com14 and com15. I know Windows will use the first available com port numbers, but I am looking for a way to ensure that I can pick them. Or, even if after they are installed, I want to be able to run a sort of script to change them all. I want to do this with out using the control panel, and manually changing them all. If you have any ideas please let me know.
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This may be possible depending on how the driver for the device is implemented. I haven't had experience with USB/COM: adapters, but chances are you may be able to edit the port assignment for the port by editing its properties in the Device Manager after it's installed.
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