Mouse is Choppy in Virtual PC
Recently I bought a new Dell XPS laptop and installed Microsoft Virtual PC so that I could use my existing virtual hard drives. Everything went smoothly with one exeption, my mouse was choppy. As I moved across the screen the mouse studdered a bit, which was enough to be incredibly anoying especially once I started working. Down to the solution.
I first increased the mouse Sampling Rate from 100 to 200. This seemed to help but I still wasn’t satisfied. I then increased the Input Buffer Length to 300. It was hard to tell, but I believe this also helped. It is unfortunate that you have to reboot after making the changes because it is difficult to see the differences. I ended up deciding that it was good enough at these new settings.
To access these settings:
Control Panel -> Mouse -> Hardware Tab -> Properties -> Advanced Settings