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Mouse Pointer changes randomly

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January 10, 2011 10:47:11 PM

Since I've been on Windows 7/my new computer, my mouse has changed appearance at random. I don't want it to, so when searching for answers the other day, I came across something you could download that would make it so the mouse wouldn't change. I downloaded it. Since I did, I am now unable to switch the pointer back to normal when it automatically changes. I cannot figure out how to undo this.

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January 10, 2011 11:07:21 PM

Is this free or is it something I'll have to remember to cancel within 30 days to not be charged? And will the freeware version do what you said or would I have to have the pro version? Thanks.
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January 10, 2011 11:10:17 PM

yes free is awesome!
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January 10, 2011 11:23:51 PM

I installed it & it shows all the programs on my computer. I don't see an aggressive setting. I don't see anything about my mouse pointer or registry changes. What do I look for?
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 10, 2011 11:40:58 PM

is there software that you installed for the mouse on the list?
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January 10, 2011 11:57:10 PM

No. I don't think it was a named software. I don't remember exactly what it was. It was a link that when clicked on, it would download something that would change the registry so that the mouse pointers would no longer change. I clicked the link. It downloaded in a couple of seconds & that was it.

The result, though, is that there is no longer an option to change your mouse pointers in the customize screen.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 12:00:49 AM

that's not a good idea to download that way, that's how pc's get infected!this can be fixed from your mouse properties in the control panel!
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January 11, 2011 12:07:07 AM

I really appreciate your help, but I don't think I made it clear. This is what I tried at first, but there is no longer a "pointers" tab to click on. Evidently (unless I am just not seeing something obvious) the change I volunteered for took out the "Pointers" tab under "Mouse Properties". Any other suggestions? & don't worry. I don't plan on doing this again!
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 11, 2011 1:06:08 AM

click start and type mouse in the search box it will give you a bunch of options!
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January 11, 2011 1:50:07 PM

Fortunately the pointer is "randomly" back to normal now. When I do what you just suggested I still have the Mouse Properties box with no Pointers tab to select lots of pointers. I know what you are talking about. I DID have that option at one time.
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January 18, 2011 12:12:35 PM

I FIXED IT!!! I used "System Restore" to a restore point earlier than I installed the "fix". Voila! Problem solved! Thanks for your assistance. I appreciate that you're here! :hello: 
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