USB devices not listed under Ports (COM & LPT) in Device Managerr

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro

    USB devices not listed under Ports (COM & LPT) in Device Managerr

    USB devices not listed under Ports (COM & LPT) in Device Managerr-device-manager.jpg

    My USB devices are only listed under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers/Devices" And the COM port is not assigned to the USB device. I would like to see the devices listed under "Ports (COM & LPT)" Such that a software I use would recognize the COM port under the which the USB device is connected to, such as STM32 STLink. How can I do this please?
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  2. Posts : 12,459
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    My Win10 Pro computers don't have a category of Ports in Device Manager, probably because I have no need for them.

    This may or may not help but a Search of the Internet for the model number given brings up a number of pages and this one may be on point:
    STSW-STM32102 - STM32 Virtual COM Port Driver - STMicroelectronics

    "OS versions prior to Windows 7 are compatible with the Windows 7 installations included in the package.
    Starting from Windows 10, the STSW-STM32102 driver is no more adequate and the usage of the native inbox driver is recommended. "
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  3. Posts : 1,096
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)

    sspj9 said:
    How can I do this please?
    You can't. They are completely different communication buses. It's like saying "I want my monitor(s) to show up under Network adapters.". That's not how device enumeration works.

    Even if you use USB-to-Serial (or Parallel or COM) adapters, they are still enumerated by the USB sub-system first before any 'virtual device' trickery does its data re-directs.
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