Fix: Mouse Pointer Has Disappeared in Windows 8.1

By: Ivan Jenic
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After upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 users are facing various problems, and disappearance of the mouse cursor is just one of them. But don’t worry solving this problem is very easy, and you should not stress about it, because in this article, you, you’ll find a solution for your mouse cursor headaches.
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Open Task Manager

This is the simplest solution of the problem, but it is also probably the most effective. If you restarted your computer and mouse cursor is still gone, the only thing you should do is to press ctrl, alt and del on your keyboard to open Task Manager. As soon as you open Task Manager, your cursor should appear again.

Edit Registry

If Task Manager solution didn’t work for you, you can try to edit one registry entry. Here is how you do it:

  1. Click on Windows button + R at the same time to open the Run box.
  2. When Run box appears, type in regedit and click OK
  3. This command will open Windows Registry Editor, and then navigate to this path by clicking on the folders in the left hand panel: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  4. Once you have opened the system folder you should look down the list that appears in the main box to the right of the panel until you find an entry called EnableCursorSupression double click this entry
  5. This will bring up a box that has a value data of 1, Change this to 0 and click OK
  6. Close the Registry Editor window and restart your PC

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These solutions helped the most users who were facing similar problems, but if somehow these solutions don’t work for you, please tell us in the comment section below, we would love to try to find another fix and help you find the right solution for your mouse cursor problems.

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