Tired of seeing your pointer as an arrow or an hourglass all the time? Windows XP
offers a number of alternative pointer schemes, such as
Open the Control Panel, double-click Mouse,
Select the Pointers tab.
(If you start in Category view, select Appearance and Themes, then click Mouse Pointers under"See Also.")
Next to Schemes, click the down arrow and select a scheme to preview its pointers.
Click OK to apply the scheme to your desktop. Simple as that.