How to show My Computer icon on desktop in Windows 8

Bringing up the “My Computer” icon on desktop in Windows 8 is simple but not the same as in Windows 7 where you just right click on My Computer in start menu and select “Show on Desktop”.

To show the My Computer icon in Windows 8 or 8.1, you just need a few clicks

1. Right Click on the desktop (Not on the tiled start screen) and select “Personalize

Windows8-Personalize

2. In the Personalization window click “Change desktop icons

Windows8-Personalization

3. Then in the Desktop icon settings window, just enable the “Computer” check box, and finally click Apply

Windows8-Desktop-Icon-Settings

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