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Do I have a Serial Port on my acer window vista home premium mfg date 12-18-2007

I need to load things with a serial port hook ups, Does my computer carry a serial port?

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Most newer computer do not have serial ports but there is such a thing as a USB to Serial converter that might work to load what you need to load. USB to Serial converters don't always work but they are worth a try

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