Windows 8 Disappearing Mouse Fix

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If your mouse goes missing when in Windows 8, try this method to cure the problem.

  • Win + R – to bring up the Run window – type: devmgmt.msc
  • Click Human interface Devices.
  • Right click: USB Input Device – select ‘Properties’
  • Go to the Power Management tab and un-tick ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device and save power’

Note: This guide is only possible for me as I have a touchscreen laptop 🙂 If you don’t have one, you’ll need to find another guide. Sorry!

Edit: This issue appeared again and the above technique didn’t work. I Googled and found that a ‘power-off’ by holding the power button down for 5 seconds, reset the system – no files lost or anything – so go ahead and try that. Here’s a Youtube video which also provides some insight:

This worked for me! I hope there is a patch soon for it.


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