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KPG87 problem


Premium Subscriber
Jan 17, 2008
New Hartford, Ct
I was trying to program a TK2202 portable with KPG87, I was able to program the same model with this computer in the past, this time, I went to set the comm port and every single one of them was grayed out. Could this be something that happened due to a windows update somewhere along the line?
PC is running windows 10
tried 2 different cables
opened up kpg89 and they were not grayed out
installed kpg87 on an XP machine and it worked fine

so any ideas?


Premium Subscriber
Mar 12, 2004
I'm not a Windows 10 guy, but I assume your com port is higher than 20. Go into your device manager and assign the com port a lower number.