DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

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I am looking for information for an adapter to use with our C5G and B5 switches for the console port.  We have a couple of aging laptops let with Windows Vista that have a serial port on them and I want to get away from those laptops and use what we currently have.  Is there a USB to DB9 or RJ45 to DB9 that can be used for these with a Windows 7\10 laptop?  Does the switches support this?  
Thanks in advance. 
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Yes, there are several USB to serial adapter on Amazon. I prefer the $20 ones personally as I have had better luck with them.
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So I don't guess the RJ45 to DB9 adapter would work with these switches?  We have some old ones that came with some old Cisco equipment that is no longer in use. 
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Those RJ45 to DB9 are for RJ45-made console ports on old cisco's
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I believe those only work the other way. The RJ45 would connect to the switch.
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Thanks a bunch.  Will look into getting a couple of these.