Making virtual ports visible under Devices and Printers

To make virtual ports visible under Devices and Printers, do the following:

  1. Open regedit (press Win+R on the keyboard, type regedit, click OK).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VSBC8\Parameters.
  3. Create a DWORD value named Removable and set it to 1.
  4. Recreate your virtual ports for the changes to take effect.