Pronto Edit 4 on Windows 8.1
I'm using Pronto Edit 4 (for my TSU-1000 remote) on Windows 8.1. It worked under Windows 7, but on Windows 8.1, it doesn't see my com port, so I can't connect to my remote.
I'm using a USB to Serial adapter. The adapter works with other devices, and it shows up as Com 3 in the Windows Device Manager, but Pronto Edit 4 doesn't see it. Again, this configuration (same USB to Serial Adapter on this same PC) worked with Pronto Edit 4 under Windows 7, and it works under Windows 8.1 when connecting to other RS-232 devices. It's just that Pronto Edit 4 doesn't recognize it as a Com port (whereas other software programs do recognize it as a Com port) on Win 8.1.
I've tried running Pronto Edit 4 in compatibility mode (tried both Win 7 mode and Win XP mode), and I've tried running it as Administrator, all with no success. I've also tried uninstalling and then reinstalling Pronto Edit 4.
I'm trying to avoid reinstalling Win 7 (as either dual boot or a VM), and I'd rather not install an actual RS-232 card if I can avoid it (the last one I had wasn't compatible with Win 8.1, so I had to remove it).
Anyone else run into this and find a solution? Any other ideas?