What To Do If Mouse Cursor Change Won’t Stay Permanent Windows 10?

mouse cursor change won't stay permanent windows 10

Are your customizing your computer but find that your mouse cursor change won’t stay permanent windows 10? If you are facing this issue, then there’s no need to worry. Unfortunately, this is a problem that many Windows 10 users face.

They find that their mouse cursor has changed to the default option after restarting the system. But thankfully, there are ways to solve this issue. And here, I will tell you about all of them.

How To Ensure That Your Mouse Change Stays Permanent In Windows 10?

Here, I will tell you the steps to follow to make sure that your cursor doesn’t change to default in any way after you reboot your system.

Use The Right Subfolder

One of the reasons behind the mouse cursor issue is that the mouse cursor isn’t placed in the right folder. This is because, ideally, mouse cursor changes need to be put in the subfolder titled Cursors under Windows.

Note that if you try to put these somewhere other than the Cursor subfolder, the cursor will revert to default every time you reboot your PC. So now, to do this, you need to:

Copy your folder with all the custom mouse cursor files present and paste it to the C:\Windows\Cursors section.

After that, you need to open up the main.cpl. Now you need to go to Pointers and then reapply each of the pointer types. Your custom mouse changes should be permanent now.

Disable Your Delete-User-Settings-On-Upgrade

  • You need to press the R and Windows keys together. After this, you need to type regedit. Now press Enter. This will open the Registry Editor.
  • After this, you need to head to this Registry Key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Install
  • Now, highlight the Install key that’s present in the left-hand side window pane. After this, you need to find the key titled “DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade” in the right-hand side window pane.
  • If you don’t find the key stated above, you have to make a brand new one. For this, you have to right-click on your right-hand side window pane. After this, you need to select New>DWORD (32-bit value).
  • You need to name your newly made key now. I would advise you to name it just as the previous one- DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade. Now you need to double click it so that the value changes to 0. This will disable it.
  • Now you need to reboot your desktop. This will fix the mouse cursor that keeps changing.

Uninstall Your Mouse Driver

1. First, you need to press the R and Windows keys together. After this, you need to type devmgmt.msc. Now you need to press Enter so that the Device Manager opens up.

2. Now, expand the section saying Mice-and-other-pointing-devices. After this, you need to find your mouse and then choose Uninstall.

3. If the system asks for confirmation, then you need to choose Yes. After this, you need to reboot your system. This will allow Windows to auto-install the drivers. After this, your mouse changes should stay permanent.

These are the three methods that should make your mouse cursor changes permanent. However, if nothing works, you should try performing a clean and complete boot on your system. If even that doesn’t work, then you should consult a computer technician.

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