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Windows 8: Solve Game Lagging With Logitech Mouse / Keyboard


So as some know, I recently switched from Windows XP 32-bit edition to Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 bit edition (Metro). I skipped the Windows 7 and Windows Vista route and went from x86 to x64.

My Keyboard and Mouse are part of the Logitech Wave Pro wireless set, which runs off of a shared USB wireless stick. It worked flawlessly under Windows XP.

However, after formatting and going to Windows 8, the game FEAR Combat (F.E.A.R.) no longer ran smoothly. It had a lot of lag and would stutter or even microstutter. Though the problem wasn’t apparent, it was caused by my keyboard / mouse set. To get rid of this stuttering, you go to Device Manager, then locate “Human Interface Devices” and DISABLE all that say “HID-compliant device”. This can be listed numberous times — for me it was listed 5 times — including once under the alias “HID-compliant consumer control device”.

This tip works for other games too on the PC, as well as on Windows 7 and with other brands of Logitech Mice, which is where the problem exists — such as with the Logitech G series too.

So remember — if you have a choppy, stuttering frame rate or low frames per second (fps) in general, it could be your drivers.


  1. Comments  Cartel   |  Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Does windows 8 have all the compatability mode?
    Does it have WEI scores?

    Is it still maxing a single core for old games?

    That sucks this bug has lasted 4 OS’s

  2. Comments  Cartel   |  Friday, 16 November 2012 at 1:21 AM

    BTW I switched to a PS/2 plug keyboard and ALL my games are faster.
    Even COD 4 now is 380-500fps and my card runs cooler.

    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Zalman 9700NT G.Skill F3-10666CL7-4GBXH 16GB Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 HT Omega Claro Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 ADSL 6Mbps APC Back UPS XS1000

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