Mouse pointer stutters or freezes when you play certain games in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 8: Is your mouse lagging in your favourite PC game? Microsoft has a free tool that can fix it for you.
Sometimes, Microsoft releases optional tools that you might not know about. If you’ve experienced mouse freezing or stuttering in games like the Call of Duty series, Half Life 2 or Portal, download Microsoft’s update 2903939.
If your game isn’t covered in the update, there’s an additional “Fix It” tool. After you’ve installed the update, point it to the executable game file and follow the instructions. Restart when you’re done, and it should be working fine the next time you run the game. We tried it with Prototype 2, and it fixed the game’s known mouse lag issue.
Microsoft notes that laptop users should apply this fix only if a game is facing a problem, otherwise it might affect your battery.
This update resolves this 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 Sniper Challenge
Half Life 2
World of Warcraft
Note We are adding support for additional games to this update.