It has been reported that some people that are using Windows 8.1 still experiences the “Mouse Lag” issue since Windows 8. This issue started to riseÂ around after a month or two from the day of the release of the official Windows 8 Operating System. This issue is very noticeable for people who play games intensively on their Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 based computer.
Microsoft finally took a stepÂ to release a fix for this issue. Yay! Unfortunately… This fix will not be installed automatically nor will be displayed in your Windows Update panel of updates.
People who installed the fix actually got their “Mouse Lag” issue fixed. I haven’t seen any negative feedback about it yet but who knows.
Microsoft noted that this update resolved the “Mouse Lag” issue in the following games:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Call of Duty: Black Ops – Multiplayer
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Multiplayer
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Zombies
- Call of Duty: Ghosts – Single Player
- 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
- Portal 2
- Tomb Raider
- World of Warcraft
According to Microsoft, “This issue occurs because Windows 8.1 introduced changes to mouse input processing for low latency interaction scenarios. Therefore, games respond to mouse inputs differently in Windows 8.1 than in previous versions of Windows.”
If you want to give it a shot, you can download and know more about here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2908279
Do NOTE that this fix only applies to
- All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
- All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1
- All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2.
How to apply the fix:
- Visit http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2908279.
- Download the appropriate package for your Windows 8.1 System if it’s 32-bit or 64-bit.
- Let the Windows Update Standalone installer do its job.
- Restart your computer and you’re done!
If you also plan to apply the registry fix as stated by Microsoft. Do keep in mind their Important Warning.
Important You should apply the registry key mechanism only to games that are known to be affected by this issue. If you set this registry key outside the scope of the games that require this registry key, the performance of the computer battery may be affected. Specifically, do not apply the registry key mechanism to long-running background and notification area processes.