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Windows 10: Unable to Change Mouse Settings – Technipages

If you want to customize your mouse buttons or change the sensitivity settings, you can use the Control Panel. Tweak the settings to your liking for a smoother experience.

But sometimes Windows 10 won’t let you change the mouse settings. Nothing happens when you click on Mouse in the Control Panel. Or maybe the OS fails to apply the new settings.

Mouse Settings Won’t Change on Windows 10

Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a pretty handy built-in troubleshooter that you can use to quickly fix hardware-related issues. You can also use this troubleshooter to fix mouse-related problems.

⇒ Note: If you’re running the latest Windows 10 version, the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter is not visible under Settings. You need to bring it back using the Command Prompt.

  1. Launch Command Prompt (admin).
  2. Run the msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic hardware troubleshooter windows 10
  3. Select the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.
  4. Hit the Next button to launch it.
  5. Restart your computer and check if you can change the mouse settings now.

Update or Reinstall Mouse Drivers

Corrupted, outdated, or missing mouse drivers could also prevent you from changing your mouse settings. To fix this problem, update your mouse drivers. Alternatively, reinstall the drivers if they’re corrupted.

  1. Open the Device Manager.
  2. Go to Mice and other pointing devices. If you’re using a Bluetooth mouse, go to Bluetooth. Expand the list of devices.
  3. Right-click on your mouse.
  4. Select Update drivers.update reinstall mouse driver
  5. If that did not work, right-click on your mouse and select Uninstall device.
  6. Then restart your computer. Your PC will automatically install the latest mouse drivers. Check if you can change the mouse settings now.


If your system files are not working properly, your computer may fail to apply the latest mouse settings. Repair any system file issues and check if the problem is gone.

  1. Launch Command Prompt (admin).
  2. Enter and run the following command: sfc / SFC command prompt
  3. Restart your computer. Test your mouse.

Use a Different Mouse

Maybe your mouse is broken. That might explain why you can’t change its settings. Disconnect the problematic mouse and connect a different device. Check if you can change the mouse settings now.

If you can, this indicates your mouse is faulty. Consider purchasing a new one. Here are some useful suggestions:

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages

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