Razer mouse driver: Proper installation guide on Windows 10

Aleksandar Ognjanovic
by Aleksandar Ognjanovic
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Windows 10 and third-party drivers (especially the obscure ones) are having issues since day one. Many users reported issues with printers and outdated (support-wise) hardware, but it seems that the problem applies to top-notch Razer mice which are fairly new and well-supported.

Namely, either the affected owners of a Razer mouse are unable to use it at all, or the driver breaks and renders the device unusable after every Windows 10 update.

Razer mamba drivers, razer deathrader driver, or razer ripsaw driver did not install? If you cant install razer drivers, we are going to show you exactly how to do it below so make sure to read the content below.

Here are 3 ways to clean install razer drivers in Windows 10 and avoid further issues after updates.

How to install Razer mouse drivers in Windows 10?

  1. Uninstall the generic driver
  2. Download the proper driver
  3. Disable the automatic driver updates

1. Uninstall the generic driver

The first thing we’ll need to do is to remove the faulty generic driver which is automatically installed. Some users managed to make Razor working in a matter of seconds on various different PCs, but that one Windows 10-powered PC just can’t cut out.

In order to resolve this, removing the generic driver (including secondary drivers) is paramount. To make your job easy and quick, you can use software that automatically detects drivers and boost your computer.

This procedure is fairly simple, you’ll just need to get an alternative USB mouse to follow the steps below:

  1. Unplug Razer mouse and Wi-Fi receiver.
  2. Right-click Start and open Device Manager.razer mouse driver windows 10
  3. From the Main Menu, select View > Show hidden devices.razer mouse driver windows 10
  4. Expand  Mice and other pointing devices.
  5. Right-click on your Razer mouse and uninstall it. Also, uninstall all hidden supporting drivers.

2. Download the proper driver

Now, once we have dealt with the inappropriate drivers, we can move on to obtaining the ones which should work without issues. The Razer Synapse 2.0 cloud-based configuration tool covers software support for all mice offered by the renowned OEM.

And, which is more important for this scenario, it covers all versions of Windows 10. The only requirement is running 64-bit Windows 10.

Check out this amazing guide and discover how to update outdated drivers in Windows 10.

Here’s how to download the proper Razer mice driver for Windows 10:

  1. Navigate to Razer support site, here.
  2. Download Razer Synapse 2.0 for Windows PC.razer mouse driver windows 10
  3. Run the Synapse client and locate your exact mouse on the list.razer mouse driver windows 10
  4. Install drivers and plug in the mouse.

Or you can locate the exact device and download the legacy driver. This, of course, still requires disabling the driver updates. On the contrary, Windows 10 will change them to the latest version and you’ll again bump into the same problems.

3. Disable the automatic driver updates

Finally, what only remains is to disable the automatic installation of drivers in Windows 10 through Windows Update. This is the most common cause of the issues with Razer mice on Windows 10.

Generic mice can work with the generic drivers imposed by the system upon the PnP. However, wireless and even wired but multifunctional precision gaming mice thrive only with appropriate drivers.

There are two ways to disable further updates of drivers. One completely kills drivers updates for all devices (not recommended) and the other allows you to pinpoint one driver which is out of the boundaries.

Here’s the first way:

  1. In the Windows Search bar, type Advanced and choose View advanced system settings.razer mouse driver windows 10
  2. Under the Hardware tab, choose Device Installation settings.razer mouse driver windows 10
  3. Choose No and confirm changes.razer mouse driver windows 10

And here’s the second:

  1. Download Show or hide updates troubleshooter, here.
  2. Run it and hide all Razer-related devices.razer mouse driver windows 10
  3. Close the tool and you’re good to go.

That should do it. In case you have an alternative solution or questions regarding the workarounds we provided, make sure to tell us in the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Razer drivers

  • What is Synapse Razer?

The Razer Synapse is a unified cloud-based configuration software that provides support for all Razer peripherals on all versions of Windows. While it is not compulsory, the tool is recommended especially for handling Razer drivers installation and set up.

  • How do I install Razer drivers?

You can either download the latest mouse drivers from the Razer official website -> Mice & Mats -> Software & Drivers or use the Synapse tool to locate your exact mouse on the list and click Download.

  • Does Razer Synapse work on Mac?

Some versions are available for MacOS, while others are specifically designed for the Windows infrastructure. The same applied to Razer drivers, which is why we recommend you check the official website for updates on this topic.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in May 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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