How do I get my cursor back on Windows 10?

Ivan Jenic
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2. Update or roll back the mouse driver

Of course, drivers can be the cause of a lot of problems in Windows 10, including your mouse pointer’s disappearance.

But, while we were looking for solutions for this problem, we figured out that updating the mouse driver to the latest version wasn’t always useful. So, if updating doesn’t work, roll back your mouse driver.

If you’re using an older mouse, the latest mouse driver might just not be compatible with Windows 10, and it could cause problems. Maybe only the latest version of your mouse driver is compatible with Windows 10.

But it won’t be that easy, because you’ll be only able to use your keyboard to update your mouse driver.

So, here’s how to check if the mouse driver is causing the problem:

  1. Press Windows key, type devicemngr and press Enter
  2. Press Tab to switch to devices list
  3. Use your arrow keys to reach to Mice and other pointing devices and press right arrow key to expand it
  4. Press down arrow key to select your mouse
  5. Press Shift + F10 to simulate the right-click and open the context menumouse pointer disappeared
  6. Select Update driver with arrow keys and press Enter
  7. Follow further installation instructions

If your driver is updated, the latest version maybe isn’t compatible with Windows 10, so here’s how to roll back your mouse driver:

  1. Repeat steps 1-4 from above
  2. Press Enter
  3. Press Tab a couple of times, until the square is on General
  4. Press right arrow key to go to Driver
  5. Press Tab a couple of more times, until Roll back driver is selected, and then press Entermouse pointer disappeared
  6. Follow further on-screen instructions

Update drivers automatically

In case the driver is the problem, we strongly suggest to do it automatically by using Tweakbit’s Driver Updater tool. This tool is approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus.

It will help you avoiding to install the wrong driver which can cause damage to your system. After several tests, our team concluded that this is the best automatized solution. Below you will find a quick guide how to do it.

  1. Download and install TweakBit Driver Updaterdriver updater starting windowOnce installed, the program will start scanning your PC for outdated drivers automatically. Driver Updater will check your installed driver versions against its cloud database of the latest versions and recommend proper updates. All you need to do is wait for the scan to complete.driver updater diagnozingUpon scan completion, you get a report on all problem drivers found on your PC. Review the list and see if you want to update each driver individually or all at once. To update one driver at a time, click the ‘Update driver’ link next to the driver name. Or simply click the ‘Update all’ button at the bottom to automatically install all recommended updates.
    driver updater scan finished
    Note: Some drivers need to be installed in multiple steps so you will have to hit the ‘Update’ button several times until all of its components are installed.

Disclaimer: some functions of this tool are not free.


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