Looking up Communications Ports

Windows 7¶
In Windows 7 you will need to access the Device Manager to look up the correct communications port number that is needed when setting up EMR software.

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1. Open the Start Menu and locate the entry on the right side of the menu labeled Computer and right click on it.

2. The menu displayed should look similar to Fig. 1.1, click the entry labeled Manage

3. The Computer Management application should load.
Device Manager
4. Select the entry on the left side of the screen labeled Device Manager. (Fig. 1.2)

5. Locate the entry on the right side of the screen labeled Ports and expand this by clicking on the small arrow on the left.

6. Expanded below the Ports entry will be the list of available COM ports. If you are using a Serial-to-USB adapter and the driver is installed correctly, you will see it listed in this section. The communications port number needed for most EMR setups is listed to the right of the entry in the parenthesis. (Fig. 1.3)

Windows XP¶
In Windows XP you will need to access the Device Manager to look up the correct communications port number that is needed when setting up EMR software.

1. Open the Start Menu and locate the entry in the menu labeled My Computer and right click on it.

2. The menu displayed should look similar to Fig. 2.1, click the entry labeled Manage

3. The Computer Management application should load.

4. Select the entry on the left side of the screen labeled Device Manager. (Fig. 2.2)

5. Locate the entry on the right side of the screen labeled Ports and expand this by clicking on the small arrow on the left.

6. Expanded below the Ports entry will be the list of available COM ports. If you are using a Serial-to-USB adapter and the driver is installed correctly, you will see it listed in this section. The communications port number needed for most EMR setups is listed to the right of the entry in the parenthesis. (Fig. 2.3)

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