Also you can try http://www.eltima.com/products/serial-port-monitor/ . This software help you to read and analyze the raw data in efficient way, becauce this soft has a lot of features and fully backed. This is no free but you will have 14 days for trial.
Hello, I want to add useful info about one more solution. You can emulate serial port in a system on several different Windows versions and interconnect them virtually. So if you have some problem or may be want alternative software, you can try Serial Port Emulator ( http://www.eltima.com/products/serial-port-emulator/) And i want to say that it is not free, but you have 14 day fully-functional trial.