Windows 8 Upgrade
Of late, many users have been complaining about issues in their Windows 8.1 operating system. Mainly, these issues have been reported related to the mouse-pointer problems while playing certain games. However, Microsoft has now released a software update that promises to fix the existing issues of the users related to the same mouse-pointer issues in the games. The update is available for users and they can download for both the x86- and x64- based versions of Windows 8.1, in addition to the Windows server 2012 R2.
There had been many cases reported where users were experiencing stuttering with the mouse input when playing games in their systems running on the latest Windows 8.1 operating system. Earlier the same issues had occurred in Windows 8 systems as well. The freezing with the mouse input while playing certain games had contributed to the existing Windows 8 problems and forced Microsoft to launch the next version. Now, Microsoft’s support document says that such issues cropped up from “changes to mouse-input processing for low-latency interaction scenarios” in the Windows 8.1 OS. Thus, Windows 8.1 users might think the update released by the software giant would fix all such gaming issues.
However, the proposed fix by Microsoft may not work on all the affected games. There are a total of 16 games listed out on the Microsoft’s support page, for which the latest update applies. These include six games in Activision’s Call of Duty series, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Counter-Strike, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hitman Absolution, Hitman Sniper Challenge, Half-Life 2, Metro 2033, Portal, and Tomb Raider.
Windows 8 Versions
These were all games in which the users had experienced Windows 8 problems earlier. According to the Microsoft tech support, if a user wants to fix any affected game that doesn’t come under this list, he would require performing registry tweaks for each individual game. This has to be done in accordance with the instructions provided by Microsoft. It has also been stated that even Game developers can apply the registry fix themselves in order to fix these updates. Later on, they can themselves issue an update to players about the fixes.
Hence, it is quite clear that the Windows 8.1 users are quite disturbed with the increasing number of issues in the Windows 8.1 update. How long Microsoft would take in fixing such issues, is yet to be seen.
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