I just unpacked a Beaglebone Black board and try to get it started as tethered to a PC via USB. I can find and read START.HTM from the BBB.
When it comes to Step #2, Install drivers, I start getting problems: 4 of the drivers fail to install on my Windows10 host:
Linux Developer Community (usbser) Ports
BeagleBone CDM Driver Package - Bus/D2XX Driver
BeagleBone CDM Driver Package - VCP Driver
Linux Developer Community Net
After that step #3 fails, probably as a consequense of above. My web browser (either Firefox or Chrome) will not find http://192.168.7.2
I've also tried on other computers, running Windows 8 and Windows 7, with no further success.