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Windows 7: I made a mouse pointer change, and now I'm sorry.


30 Jan 2012   #1

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
I made a mouse pointer change, and now I'm sorry.

I enjoy the default Windows 7 games of Hearts, Freecell, and Spider.

For some very unreasonable moment, I decided to change the mouse pointer while I was engaged in a Hearts game. I minimized, went into Control Panel and changed to a larger, black pointer.

Almost immediately, when back into the game, the screen started flickering and jumping. This problem only occurs inside of the games because I closed down and worked elsewhere on the pc with no issues.

I shut down, then rebooted. Same problem only inside of games. I then went back into C/P - Hardware - Mouse and changed back to default; Apply, and then rebooted. Same problem only inside of games.

I'm wondering if I should uninstall the games and then re-install?


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30 Jan 2012   #2

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

do you have a system restore point that you can go back to ?

scrooge
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31 Jan 2012   #3

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No.

I do monthly regular imaging backups (second hd, & dvd), so I turn System Restore off.
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31 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

I'd go with the uninstall/reinstall of the windows games as done through the control panel. Rebooting in between.
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31 Jan 2012   #5

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Sometimes it helps to turn the Games feature off, then back on with a restart after each action.

Games should be at the very top: Windows Features - Turn On or Off
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31 Jan 2012   #6

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes, I did that procedure.
Turned the Games feature off; rebooted; turned the Games feature back on; rebooted.

Unfortunately, the flickering and jumping persists.

Looks like I'm bringing back my latest image.
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31 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

You could try using different mouse pointers then going back to default to see if that will get it to behave.
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31 Jan 2012   #8

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Changed a few times, including "none"; then went back to default each time with reboots.

Did not fix the issue.

Lesson learned: do not kanoodle with your mouse settings while a game is open.
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31 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Hard to believe that caused a major upset but we are talking Windows.

No more kanoodling.
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