Thanks for taking the time to test this and help me out, I really appreciate it.
I was able to more or less synchronize the disconnect of the FBMini using the soft reset command in the Arduino IDE and the disconnect of the COM port in my program. I then waited for about half a second which allowed windows to recognize what was going on and allowed me to connect to it again.
Again, I really appreciate the help. Sounds like moving forward on future projects, the better option is to hopefully persuade my IT department to upgrade to Windows 10.