To change port settings
To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager
Double-click Ports (COM & LPT).
Right-click the port for which you want to change settings, and then click Properties.
On the Port Settings tab, make the desired changes.
This is where I made Com 1 the virtual USB port, and then set the Scantool software to Com 1 also. Worked first time.