I will look in to this information for the proper correction.
Thanks for the feedback.
If this is the case and there is no way to use the COM port, please also update the BIOS to disable it. The latest BIOS 83 has disabled the parallel port (which we didn't physically have either) so the parallel port is no longer reported to the OS, but left the COM port.
A little more validation of the product and BIOS before shipping would have been welcomed as we have a lot of issues with this board.