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Recent Nvidia driver update made your mouse pointer vanish? Here’s how to bring it back

Reclaim your mouse pointer with an easy fix.

Credit: Nvidia

If like, me you, religiously update your GPU drivers each time a new one is released, you might have recently noticed that your mouse pointer has a tendency to disappear when playing certain games. To put it bluntly, this is bloody annoying and whilst I might expect some issues when installing updates this one is pretty hard to swallow. Before I found out how to make my trusty pointer re-appear I resorted to the setting where pressing Ctrl on your keyboard pings where your mouse is on screen.

Thankfully the guys have acknowledged the issue and have released a hotfix to solve the problem.

The hotfix is available in two variants, Windows 10 64-bit Standard Driver and the Windows 10 64-bit DCH Driver, but Nvidia said the only difference between the two is the way they’re packaged. I found this wasn’t quite correct and the standard driver wouldn’t install but I did get a pop up saying that I needed the DCH version so it was obvious which version I needed.

I don’t know if it’s affecting all GPUs but for reference, I’m using an RTX 2080 and this fix worked for me.

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If you’ve been experiencing the same issue you can download the hotfix from the links below:

Windows 10 64-bit Standard Driver

Windows 10 64-bit DCH Driver

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