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Windows 7: Won't save mouse settings after restart

26 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

I finally came back to say, I finally got this fixed! Just last week. I had to fix another problem, and information I found online told me to start msconfig.exe and go to the Startup tab to disable something. While I was there, I noticed other items that seemed to refer to a mouse I no longer use. I felt it was safe to disable them, and sure enough, now my settings are being saved! What a relief to be rid if this silly problem.

Looking back, it seems that other advice above was similar, but in my case I needed to DISABLE mouse software (or something)--and I was pretty sure I had already uninstalled the software in question so I don't know what was going on. I disabled three items, one that said Intellipoint (can't recall exactly), so I don't know exactly what fixed it. Sorry to be so vague but I'm not at that computer now. I just encourage everyone to (carefully) try disabling (or enabling?) items they find in Startup.

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13 Jan 2012   #12

Win 7 Pro SP1 x64
Added info to mouse settings solution

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danico55 View Post
I found the solution to my problem and setup. Go to the startup tab in msconfig or your startup manager and make sure your mouse settings software is enabled to start up. In my case, it was the Logitech Setpoint that I disabled in Start up tab and if it is disabled, it cannot remember your last settings, it start up back to basic settings. So make sure it is enabled, simple as that.
I have Win 7 Pro x64 and Logitech SetPoint software. The above solution solved my issue BUT I found if I went into Win Control Panel --> Mouse to temporarily switch L/R buttons back to default (for a right-handed friend... previously, I had switched them in SetPoint - I'm left-handed), it will permanently cancel out the SetPoint settings until you reset them again. Also, if you leave L/R SetPoint button settings at default, switch them in Control Panel, then open SetPoint, your Control Panel settings will permanently cancel out until you reset them again.
CONCLUSION: Decide to exclusively use either SetPoint ~or~ Control Panel --> Mouse L/R (and possibly other) mouse settings, not both. I will use SetPoint as I may occasionally need to open the software for other unifying devices.

Thank you danico55 for getting us on track; hopefully this addendum might be of help others.
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14 Mar 2013   #13

-- Canada & USA only --

I have a Dell laptop and Dell mouse, and Logictech SetPoint was installed (not sure why). I uninstalled it and the problem is gone. My mouse and touchpad still work normally.
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17 Aug 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dianabanana View Post
... in my case I needed to DISABLE mouse software (or something) ... I just encourage everyone to (carefully) try disabling (or enabling?) items they find in Startup.
YES! Worked for me too I have HP wireless mouse which came with "HP Mouse Control Center". Yet I found out that there were 3 aps related to it running at startup. Disabling one of them did the trick - finally! Thank you
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14 Jan 2016   #15

Windows 10

My problem was that i downloaded custom mouse cursors and make a profile for the pointers however each time i restarted windows or booted up the profile didnt work so heres what i did to fix this issue
- I copied the cursor files to windows\cursors folder and made a new profile and saved it AND problem solved !!!
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