Your mouse is a very important peripheral and you need it daily to navigate through your operating system and manage tasks. A good wired mouse, a wireless mouse or even a touch pad can be enough to make your life easier.
But what do you do when your mouse is not properly set up? A lot of users are reporting that they changed the mouse settings to fit their needs, and after a PC restart or a Windows 10 update those settings reverted back.
This is a really common issue, well-known by Microsoft, and it’s addressed in every new update.
When the problem doesn’t solve by itself through an update, you’ll have to do it yourself.
What can I do if the mouse settings reset in Windows 10? You can easily fix the issue by running the Windows troubleshooter. Most commonly, defective drivers are causing it. If this doesn’t solve the problem, then use the Registry Editor or perform a Clean boot.
For more information on how to do that, check the steps below.
What to do if your mouse settings keep resetting
1. Run Windows troubleshooter
In many instances, the mouse drivers could be partially installed or defective. You can run Windows’ troubleshooter to solve these kind of problems. To do that, follow the steps:
- Go to Start > Settings.
- In the Settings window, choose Update & Security.
- Click on Troubleshoot.
- A list of options will appear. Choose one depending on your mouse connection (wired/wireless/Bluetooth)
- Run the troubleshooter and after check if the problem was solved.
2. Update the mouse drivers
You can update, change or uninstall your mouse drivers from Device Manager:
- In the Search box type Device Manager. Click on it.
- From the list, click on Mice and other pointing devices.
- Right-click on the mouse driver and hit Update Driver.
- Wait for the process to finish and Restart you PC.
Furthermore, you can uninstall the drivers, disconnect the mouse, restart your PC, reconnect the mouse and wait for Windows to reinstall the proper drivers.
4. Use Registry Editor
If you have Synaptics drivers, this solution will surely work for you as it worked for many users.
- Open Registry Editor. To do that, type Run in the Windows search box.
- In the Run window type regedit and hit Enter.
- In the Registry Editor navigate to
- You will find a key called DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade. Double-click it and change it’s value to 0.
- Close the Registry Editor and go to mouse setting and change them how you see fit.
- Restart your computer.
Modifying registry keys can be a bit complicated and can cause problems, so be sure to only change the keys as stated in the guide.
4. Perform a clean boot
In Clean Boot state, Windows is using only a minimum number of drivers and startup programs. By doing this, you can identify if any third party applications or startup items are causing the problem.
To perform a clean boot, follow the steps:
- In the Windows search box type msconfig and hit Enter.
- System configuration window will appear. Select Services tab.
- Check Hide all Microsoft services and then click Disable all.
- Go to Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager.
- In Task Manager go to Startup tab and Disable each startup item.
- Restart your PC.
Hope that these solutions worked for you. Additionally, you can try some quick common fixes like checking the mouse hardware, changing the USB connection port and installing the latest updates for Windows 10.
If you have any questions regarding the process or you don’t understand a certain step, feel free to post in the comments section below.