Windows 8.1 has been patched to fix mouse lag

Saturday, 9th November 2013 18:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Windows 8.1 has been patched to fix mouse lag reported after the update was released.

According to Neowin, Microsoft Support has launched a page with links to the update covering both 32 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1.

The site states the patch fixes mouse lag experienced in the list of specific PC titles below. Additionally, those who install the patch can edit their registry to include patch support for games experiencing the same issue, but are not posted on the official list. The post explains how to go about doing it.

Games officially supported by the patch:

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Multiplayer
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2- Multiplayer
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombies
Call of Duty: Ghosts – Multiplayer
Call of Duty: MW2
Call of Duty: MW2 – Multiplayer
Call of Duty: MW3
Call of Duty: MW3 – Multiplayer
Call of Duty: MW
Call of Duty: MW – Multiplayer
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Counter Strike: Source
Deus Ex : Human Revolution
Deus Ex : Human Revolution Director’s Cut
Hitman Absolution
Hitman Sniper Challenge
Half Life 2
Metro 2033
Tomb Raider



  1. Erthazus

    lol. Picture :D poor mouse.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    Oh Steph you so funny :)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. DSB

    So Win 8 has gone from bad to Vista?

    Christ. Please take that thing out back and shoot it already.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DennoCoil

    Hate to break it to you guys, but that picture is from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Let the hate begin.

    #3 Windows 8 isn’t so bad now that 8.1 is out. It’s patched the Start button back in and became more customizable instead of being a shitty iOS clone. It’s pretty much the same as Win 7. Only reason why I bought it is because it had security upgrades in the system that aren’t available in Win 7 and was on a limited sale last spring.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @4 Yep. I guess they didn’t hover over the picture for the comments. :p

    #5 1 year ago
  6. DSB

    @4 Looking at this patch, and considering the fact that it’s even necessary, I’d say Microsoft have next to no clue what they’re doing with Windows 8 at this point. 8.1 was supposed to be “redemption” but they can’t even make the mouse work properly? Mickey Mouse operation.

    You don’t have to defend your choice to me though, if people like it that’s cool. I realize that it may have shit like updated DX and a few plugged holes in it, but that’s really not the end of the world for me as an ordinary user, and if the rest of the system is crap, I just don’t want it.

    Cool if they fixed the interface, but a turkey is still a turkey, and I’m looking at a thanksgiving dinner.

    I went completely apeshit on that analogy, sorry about that. I swear I’m not from Texas.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. dizzygear

    @4 Start BUTTON. Not the Start MENU the people were asking for.

    I also heard they try to force a microsoft account down your throat in 8.1 and you can only use a local account if you discoconnect your machine from the internet during instalation.
    Oh yeah. Speaking of installing. You can only get the 8.1 upgrade from the windows store app. Deleted it because you never used it? Enjoy reinstalling your entire goddamn OS because you cant download it from Windows Update.

    Like DSB said. MS is having no clue what their doing with 8. And yes i use Windows 8 with Startisback but im staying the hell away from 8.1.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. DennoCoil

    @6 @7 I’m not defending Microsoft for their shit choices, I actually wish they would stick to they’re own identity of being a Desktop maintainer instead of trying to copy Apple because a small group of idiots wank over their UI design. (That and the over priced brand name inferior products Apple sells.) You can still disconnect from MS online service after it’s installed and you don’t have to reinstall anything if you follow directions.

    One thing I wish developers would do would be to take up total adoption of OpenGL, SML, Bullet Physics, and generic open source software. It’s why the Metro Last Light port to Mac OSX and Linux are inferior ports since the original relied heavily on DirectX 11 and nVidia PhysX.

    If Wine worked perfectly and devs supported OpenGL all the way, I’d have switched to Elementary OS, Arch, or Ubuntu a while ago.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. TheWulf

    Microsoft are special in that they’re always chasing the golden goose, and that it rarely ever works.

    Google makes money with their search. Therefore we must make our own Google.

    And Bing was a complete flop.

    Apple makes money with iOS. Therefore we must make our own iOS.

    And Windows RT/8 has been a flop, too.

    They keep doing it. Instead of making a functional OS, they keep doing this sort of thing.

    It’s like their marketing analysts are running the place. And I can’t stop thinking that Microsoft must look like the office block in The Stanley Parable — the board room especially. It’s sillier because Bill Gates himself pointed this out when he said that they were shirking usability and functionality in favour of style.

    This is exactly where Steam could step in with SteamOS and just clean up house. All they have to do is provide a functional UI. That’s it. Just go with what actually works for the platform and stop trying to chase what other people are doing, just innovate and iterate upon your own thing.

    Trying to turn the desktop into iOS just doesn’t work. Windows 8 has been proof positive that it doesn’t.

    I could see Microsoft trying to emulate SteamOS a few years down the line.

    Then again, this is always what Microsoft has done. They’ve always stolen OS elements. There was actually a pretty good article about it a while ago about how almost everything from the DOS era, through the earliest Windows iterations, right up to the latest indicated blatant thievery from other operating systems.

    That’s what they did. The problem right now though is that they don’t know what to steal any more, and they’re trying to steal things which are too entrenched, rather than doing their own thing.

    Will they learn, or will SteamOS become PC king?

    It’ll be interesting to watch, this.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. DennoCoil

    @9 I wouldn’t hold your breath about SteamOS. It won’t happen unless there’s mass adoption for Linux\OpenGL from major developers. People are finally starting to jump ship now that Linux is starting to become more accessible and independents are embracing Linux as a viable platform.

    MS is afraid. They’ve been losing at the server market for years now and their market share is slowly shrinking. They’re failing to be relevant in the eyes of their consumers. The only reason why people stick around with Windows is because many users favorite programs are trapped and are not cross-platform.

    Same reason why people are stuck on Steam and Windows from the cheap asses at EA, Ubisoft, Sega, Konami, Capcom, Take-Two, RockStar, etc etc. If we even get good PC ports at all, they refuse to not use DirectX because they’re either being paid to use it, or it’s out of blind ignorance and stupidity.

    I’d like a gaming OS that wasn’t just Steam reskinned. I want to make it compatible for GoG, Desura, Origin, Amazon, Ubuntu Software, etc. Fuck that DRM bullshit and “open source only” ideals, just give me an OS meant to play games like it was a console, but infinitely expandable without marketing spyware. (Looking at XBox One.)

    #10 1 year ago

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