How To Reinstall Mouse Drivers In Windows 10

One of the most important input devices of a computer aside from its keyboard is the mouse. This hardware component allows you to select, open, or execute objects found in your computer screen. Although using this device is quite easy there are instances when certain issues can occur which will need the reinstallation of its drivers. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to reinstall mouse drivers in Windows 10.

Reinstalling the mouse driver

If your mouse is not functioning properly then one of the common factors that can cause this is a corrupted mouse driver. To fix this you will have to uninstall the current mouse driver then reinstall a fresh version. Here’s how you can do this.

Uninstalling the mouse driver in Windows 10

The first thing you will need to do is to make sure to remove the current mouse driver from your computer.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Uninstall mouse driver

  1. Right click on the Start button.

    This can be found at the lower left side of the screen.Reinstall Mouse Drivers In Windows 10

  2. Click on Device Manager.

    This will open the Device Manager window.click device manager

  3. Click the forward arrow before Mouse and other pointing devices.

    This will show you a list of pointing devices.Reinstalling the mouse driver

  4. Right click on the mouse you are using then click uninstall device.

    This will uninstall its driver.uninstall mouse

Reinstalling the mouse driver in Windows 10

After you have uninstalled the driver the next step is to install it again. Installing the driver is easy as all you need to do is to restart the computer.


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  • Click the Start button.
  • Click the Power option.
  • Click Restart.

Once the computer starts Windows 10 will attempt to reinstall the driver. Try to check if the same issue occurs.

Roll back the mouse driver

In case you are still experiencing the same problem then you should consider doing a driver rollback.

  • Right click on the Start button. 
  • Click on Device Manager. 
  • Click the forward arrow before Mouse and other pointing devices. 
  • Right click on the mouse you are using then click Properties.
  • Click the Driver tab.
  • Click Roll Back Driver. Take note that this will be greyed out if no previously installed driver is available.

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully reinstall mouse drivers in Windows 10.

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