If you have your Windows Update set to automatically download/install updates the chances are you picked up a hardware driver update (for your mouse) and that is never a good thing when they are offered by Windows Update.
Yes - hide the update problem solved but how are you going to do that if the update is already installed and your mouse does not work?
Next month you might install a video driver update and your video won't work or a network driver update and you won't be able to get on the Internet again - what then?
Why are you accepting allowing hardware driver updates from Microsoft in the first place - you should put a stop to that.
You should decide if you want to be in charge of what updates get installed on your system or do you want Microsoft to be in charge of what updates get installed on your system.
Right now it sounds like MS is in charge and they might later send you other driver updates (video, audio, network, etc.) and then those device will malfunction too.
I suggest you change your Windows Update Settings to Never check for updates and restart your system which will put a stop to any in progress updates:
It is generally not a good idea to accept hardware driver updates (video, audio, network, printer) offered by Windows Update and if you ever see them it is best to hide them so you never see them again. Only get hardware driver updates from your hardware manufacturers WWW site.
Just because Microsoft offers you a driver update does not mean you have an out of date or afflicted driver and it certainly doesn't mean you have to install the driver updates MS offers - it is generally best NOT to install hardware driver updates offered by Microsoft.
Accepting hardware driver updates from Microsoft is one reason there are so many topics in the community that start with "Windows update broke my computer...".
One rule of thumb is "if it ain't broke don't fix it" so if you are not having a problem with hardware devices (video, audio, network, printer) don't accept or install those driver updates offered from Microsoft. If you are having a problem like that you should only get driver updates from the hardware manufacturer.
If you see and can recognize those hardware driver updates offered you should right click and hide them:
Pretty soon you might have quite a few hidden hardware updates:
Windows has a way built in to not allow these kinds of updates and I'm not 100% sure it works as advertised but this is a safe adjustment that may prevent a whoops event in the future and how you might undo them if they happen:
Windows 7 has built in ways to disable driver updates from Windows Update that you can read about here:
If you decide to be in charge of your updates that means you will have to check for updates once in a while - like after every Patch Tuesday.
What is Patch Tuesday
You will also be able to hide any updates that might be considered spyware or snooping patches offered by Microsoft (and there are several) like this one that showed up this month:
If you trust Windows and Microsoft not to send any of your personal information back to MS headquarters by all means install these kinds of updates (and others like them).
It should always be a good idea to install updates that have the word "Security" in them.
I would look at non security updates on a case by case basis and decide if you need/want them or not.
Then you can say "Problem Solved".
Edited by joseibarra, 19 November 2017 - 10:59 AM.