The mouse cursor is not displayed when the ShowCursor function is set to True on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

Symptoms
You have a touch-screen-only system (no mouse or pen) that is running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. When the ShowCursor function is set to True to display the mouse cursor, it returns 0 as expected. However, the mouse cursor is not displayed.
Resolution

Update information

The fix for this problem is included in security update 3002885. This update is dated November 11, 2014.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3004083 - Last Review: 06/17/2015 17:30:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro

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