Lora32 T3 V1.6.1 issue

Hello group, I am a new user and setting up my first 2 meshtastic devices; the Lora32 and a T Beam Supreme 3. The Tbeam loaded simple and since I want to run ATAK I used the 2.11 version. However when I tried to flash the Lora32 I get an error and somehow ended up corrupting the board. I since then was able to follow a person online that stated download 1.1.17 which ended up going in. However it will not allow me to update whether by ESPhome flasher or web updater. Any help would be appreciated. Also I am running windows. THanks