Microsoft Releases Patch To Resolve Windows 8.1 Mouse Lag

Microsoft‘s Windows 8.1 update has updated a whole lot of new features to Windows users. But at the same time, the update has arrived with its fair share of problems. For instance, many gamers using Windows 8.1 have decried the mouse lag they’ve been experiencing. Microsoft has now released a patch to take care of this issue.

Microsoft mouse

Windows 8.1 apparently causes a certain lag in the cursor movement of an externally connected mouse. In the case of gamers, this lag has been happening right in the middle of game-play. Most often, it happens during mouse-intensive games.

Microsoft has now dished out a patch for this problem, while also explaining that the lag is happening simply because Windows 8.1 handles mouse interaction in a different way when compared to earlier Windows versions. According to the company, the problem has primarily affected such users who run Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

The patch released by Microsoft for this mouse-lag problem is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Reports have it that once the patch is applied to Windows 8.1, users no longer face mouse lag when playing some of the most popular gaming titles. You can download the patch here.

Microsoft has also provided a detailed method of resolving the problem by tinkering with Windows 8.1 registry. Since registry tinkering is permissible only for power users, you may want to steer clear of it and rely on the patch that has been provided by the company.

Source: Microsoft

Courtesy: Redmond Pie

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