How can I delete excess comms ports

  bigal1808 08:59 02 Jan 2010

I'm running xp pro on a home-build pc which does not have any comms ports.
What I'm trying to do is update the firmware on my Humax 9200 pvr. I've done other updates in this way in the past.
I've already downloaded the update, and I have got the Humax program to run it - WDN40AK+
Because I don't have any coms ports, I use a usb to comm adapter lead, and when I connect it, the new hardware wizard sets it up and assigns a new com number to it - so far, I'm up to com7.
The problem is, WDN40 only gives me a choice of com1 to com4.
So, how can I delete all these spurious, surplus ports. Are they in the registry, and if so, where?

  johndrew 10:28 02 Jan 2010

This may help resolve your problem click here

  johndrew 10:31 02 Jan 2010

Whoops. I gave you the Help page. This is the download click here

  bigal1808 11:42 03 Jan 2010

johndrew - thanks for your help - I didn't use the program, I tried 'Beta's suggestion first and it worked.

Beta - thanks - everything is great now - the fix is in and working.
I couldn't get your first line - without the quotes - to work, but the 2nd line opened the device manager for me - then I uninstalled all the excess, re-started, and my usb lead came up as com4 - just what I wanted.
The only thing that puzzled me was that I've been in device manager before, via control panel,system,hardware, but I couldn't delete them - but that was without a restart - maybe that was the reason.
Anyway - all done - brilliant.
Big thank you to everyone

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