Changing the mouse pointer is a simple process in Windows. Begin by clicking the Start Button and navigate to the Control Panel. In the Search Box, type "mouse" and then select Change How the Mouse Pointer Looks. From there, different pointer schemes can be selected or customized.
In addition to changing the mouse pointer appearance, other mouse functions can be adjusted from the control panel as well. A mouse can be reconfigured for a left-handed individual by changing the left mouse button to the primary button. The scroll speed for the scroll wheel can be set faster or slower depending on the user's preference. The mouse sensitivity can also be set within the control panel. This adjusts how far the mouse pointer moves across the screen for each physical movement of the mouse on the mouse pad.