Enable Mouse Support in Win10 OSD during State Restore.

I’ve been annoyed not having mouse support in Windows 10 OSD, TS Fails, I hit F8, then it’s all trying to navigate with keyboard commands.  I finally ran across a fix to enable mouse support during this stage of OSD. 

Thanks MDT Facebook group for this, and a Dell Engineer Elliot who pointed me to a Dell white paper HERE

Towards the end is this little nugget:
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I added that to my TS:
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Now when I open F8 / CMTrace, I have mouse control!

At the end of the TS, I have a step to undo the change and set it back to the original setting of “1”
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Note: The mouse does NOT show up in the black areas of the setup screen, it has to be over a application window (CMD, Notepad, CMtrace, etc).  Once you move it outside of the window, it disappears again until you wiggle it back above a window. Recommend maximize your active window. Smile

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2 thoughts on “Enable Mouse Support in Win10 OSD during State Restore.

  • February 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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    Thanks Gary. This bug has been a real issue for our techs trying to get to log files. As a matter of fact just this afternoon I was having to use net use to send the log files out.

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  • May 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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    Thank you. This has been pissing me off for a while now.

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