This is a tutorial and update with my windows 8 updating to windows 8.1 " free update" that takes a long time, and EZ Builder.
I could not connect to EZ Builder with my old parameters. I had to do a "refresh list" of com ports and "change" from com port 5 to port 3 and was able to connect. Your com ports may vary. try the lower one of your refreshed list.
After that my project ran successfully.
Maybe this will help someone else performing the windows update.