Some people have reported issues if the COM port number is too high.
It is more than likely that you do not have 68 COM device in use right now. So what you need to do is to remove the old devices that are no longer in use. I have seen instructions on how to remove old unused COM ports but unfortunately I cannot find it right now. I did a google search and the instructions for most of them are not simple, but maybe you or someone else will have better luck.
That seemed to have worked. I went into Device Manager and changed the COM port number in the advanced tab. It is currently upgrading the firmware. At least... it says it is which is further along than I was a minute ago. Thanks.
Update: Everything seems to be working fine. Seems crazy that the old COM port number limitation would be the cause. Intel was the last company I expected to still have problem with that.
Thanks for the help chofrock.
I was having the same problem. And Clayton's solution worked for me as well.