Baofeng UV-82 and DM-860 drivers Windows 7

Currently I'm trying to make my radios (Baofeng UV-82 and Baofeng DM-860) friends with my Windows 7 and Chirp. My computer has only USB ports and no COM; Google adviced the Profilic driver (PL2303/PL23**) could help, but still no progress. Baofeng UV-82 LCD keeps blinking (blue and orange), being connected to the computer (and would not stop until the cable is put off), and no PnP sound is heard as well; Baofeng DM-860 (or DM-1801 - these two are just different names of the one model, as I can judge), surprisingly works (with their official app), but only allows reading from the radio, and the app crashes on trying to write to it. What can I do to get the stuff working? I have never had any drivers issues before, the USB ports all work properly for 'simple' devices (like mice, keyboards, flash drives).

• Have you gotten anywhere with the problem? – rclocher3 Feb 12 at 19:18
• @rclocher3, not at all, but I guess the cable is not what it should be... Will see in a couple days, thanks) – DumbStudent2016 Feb 13 at 13:26

But before you do anything drastic with drivers, go to the Windows Device Manager, by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard and then typing "device manager" and hitting <Enter>. All the devices that the OS can see in the computer or connected to it are listed there. If you unplug your cable, that "device" in the list will disappear, and if you plug the cable back in, then the device will reappear in the Device Manager list. Find the device that way, and see how the Device Manager describes it. If it's an "unknown device", then Windows doesn't even know what it is. If there's a problem with the driver then there is usually an exclamation point symbol next to the device, and right-clicking the device and then clicking "Properties" will usually give some explanation of the problem. If the Device Manager thinks that the device is fine, but the Properties dialog mentions "Prolific" somewhere, then you might have one of the programming cables with the clone chip.