How to fix Mouse Acceleration in Windows 7

This is what I did to fix my mouse acceleration, I had so many problems with it but I think I found a solution.

Permanent fix:
Download the fix: http://donewmouseaccel.blogspot.com/2010/03/markc-windows-7-mouse-acceleration-fix.html

How to use it:

Find the display DPI that you currently use:
Click Start, click Control Panel, select Appearance and Personalization, select Display.
See if you have 100% or 125% or 150% selected.

Open the ZIP file at the link above.

Select the REG file that matches the DPI% you use and Double-click it.

Answer Yes, OK to the prompts that appear.
(See below for non-Administrator account use.)

Reboot or Log off to apply the fix (you have to reboot or Log off).

Enjoy exactly 1-to-1 mouse to pointer response!

Minor Fix (gets rid of noticeable acceleration, but it is NOT 1:1)
Step 1:
Disable Enhanced Pointer Precision
Go into Window -> Control Panel -> Mouse
Under Pointer Options
De select enhance pointer precision

Step 2:
Go to Control Panel.
Ease of Access
Ease of Access Center
Click ‘Set up Mouse Keys’
Change acceleration accordingly:
mouse accel

Step 3: (Optional)
At this point your mouse acceleration should be gone, however if it is not gone try disabling vertical sync (vsync) in your game video options.

That worked for me. If anyone has any other ideas please feel free to share them by commenting on this thread!

Windows XP:
Apply the CPL Mouse Fix
The file can be downloaded here: Mouse Acceleration Fix
Unzip the archive and double click on the file inside.

  • Landon

    Thanks kyle! Your fricken amazing.

  • Defunctus

    Sorry man.. it simple does not remove acc. if ppl say “yes thank u it worked” they rly dont feel what mouse acc is… its still there ;)

  • Josh

    Worked for me, are you sure its not in the game you are trying to play.. as far as i know it disables it in desktop.

  • Shurak

    i know what mouse acceleration is, i applied the patch, and there was instantly a noticable difference.

  • Rig

    Hey guys, I’m a Vista x64 user, I’m currently using a Razer Lachesis, and in my experience, the reg fix is unnecessary when using Razer’s drivers. I’ve tested 3 configurations – enhance pointer precision off with the fix applied, enhance pointer precision off without the fix applied, and enhance pointer precision on without the fix applied, always with pointer acceleration disabled in the razer control panel. With and without the fix, my mouse performs exactly the same as long as that enhance precision box is unchecked. When the box IS checked, I still don’t have acceleration – my mouse just tracks at about half it’s normal speed (unchecked one side of my mousepad to the other is ~5 rotations, checked it’s just over 2).

    Additionally, if turning off vsync fixed your problems, it was not a mouse acceleration problem. I haven’t seen it happen often enough to identify the cause, but in some configurations vsync causes mouse input to be delayed. I’ve personally had it as bad as a full second behind in DoD:S, immediately cleared up by turning off vsync. This was a couple years back with a whole different system, and I haven’t had it happen again since.

  • z1mp

    This does not remove mouse accel from vista 64. I applied your changes then tested my pointer distance to mouse distance ratio. At half a foot per second with 800 dpi i was my pointer was gaining 9/16ths of an inch per 1 inch that the mouse traveled. These tests were done using a Logitech G5 laser mouse.

    • http://www.puttputt.ca Kyle Smyth

      I am also using the Logitech G5 laser with Vista 64 and 7 64. Have you tried going into the Logitech Drivers and disabling pointer acceleration?

  • z1mp

    This does not remove mouse accel from vista 64. I applied your changes then tested my pointer distance to mouse distance ratio. At half a foot per second with 800 dpi i was my pointer was gaining 9/16ths of an inch per 1 inch that the mouse traveled. These tests were done using a Logitech G5 laser mouse.

  • kylesmyth

    I am also using the Logitech G5 laser with Vista 64 and 7 64. Have you tried going into the Logitech Drivers and disabling pointer acceleration?

  • Ali

    ahhhh thank you!! been looking for a vista compatible one for a while!

  • Ali

    ahhhh thank you!! been looking for a vista compatible one for a while!

  • Hayden

    Hurray! :D

  • Hayden

    Hurray! :D

  • vnikyda

    thanks, but that is didnt work on win7 =(
    have any idea?

    • phail

      Just tested on Win 7, and no it does not take acc. off.. :/
      Still looking for a fix for win7.

  • vnikyda

    thanks, but that is didnt work on win7 =(
    have any idea?

  • JiggaDrex

    thx man works great!!! pitty bout vertical sync tho:( but i can still play:)

    • warlord_demise

      i’m using windows 7 does the fix apply for it too???

      • smarterthankyle

        This “fix” does not work in Vista or Windows 7. It’s a well known fact that CPL mouse fix only works in XP. If you think CPL mouse fix does anything in Vista or 7 then you are experiencing the effects of placebo. WCAFIX will remove acceleration entirely in All versions of windows except Windows 7 by disabling the root cause in the drivers.

  • JiggaDrex

    thx man works great!!! pitty bout vertical sync tho:( but i can still play:)

  • phail

    Just tested on Win 7, and no it does not take acc. off.. :/
    Still looking for a fix for win7.

  • warlord_demise

    i'm using windows 7 does the fix apply for it too???

  • smarterthankyle

    This “fix” does not work in Vista or Windows 7. It's a well known fact that CPL mouse fix only works in XP. If you think CPL mouse fix does anything in Vista or 7 then you are experiencing the effects of placebo. WCAFIX will remove acceleration entirely in All versions of windows except Windows 7 by disabling the root cause in the drivers.

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    • Mikeypunk

      Could only follow that some of the way through, just going based on pictures…

      I couldn’t get the box with the two sliders.

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  • Mikeypunk

    Could only follow that some of the way through, just going based on pictures…

    I couldn't get the box with the two sliders.

  • http://donewmouseaccel.blogspot.com/ Mark C

    The MarkC Windows 7 Mouse Acceleration Fix is here:
    http://donewmouseaccel.blogspot.com/2010/03/markc-windows-7-mouse-acceleration-fix.html

    Like CPL and Cheese, but for Windows 7 and exact 1-to-1 mouse response.

    If you don’t know you need it, then you don’t need it!

    BTW, For XP and Vista, use the Cheese Mouse Fix (better than CPL):
    http://www.esreality.com/?a=post&id=1548753

  • http://donewmouseaccel.blogspot.com/ Mark C

    The MarkC Windows 7 Mouse Acceleration Fix is here:
    http://donewmouseaccel.blogspot.com/2010/03/mar

    Like CPL and Cheese, but for Windows 7 and exact 1-to-1 mouse response.

    If you don't know you need it, then you don't need it!

    BTW, For XP and Vista, use the Cheese Mouse Fix (better than CPL):
    http://www.esreality.com/?a=post&id=1548753

  • EugeneZuyev

    Step 2 won’t do anything unless you control your mouse with keyboard keys.

  • EugeneZuyev

    Step 2 won't do anything unless you control your mouse with keyboard keys.

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  • Shivam K Tewari

    omg…thnx dude ..have been searching for this for over an hour and you solved it …thnx man..now o’ll become a cs pro watch out for me ….[ VaYu ]

  • Shivam K Tewari

    omg…thnx dude ..have been searching for this for over an hour and you solved it …thnx man..now o'll become a cs pro watch out for me ….[ VaYu ]

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    Thanks. I’ve used this on my old laptop and the new laptop I got for Christmas this morning.

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