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Surface Icon for Desktop?

  1. #1

    Surface Icon for Desktop?

    I posted this over on the Surface forums but nobody replied.

    I realize it's specific to the Surface tablet, but it might be a common thing used by any Windows 8 devices so I thought I'd ask here too.

    I had this working before I did a clean install of RT 8.1 (long story)... but I forget how I did it.

    I put the Computer icon on the desktop from Personalization - and if I go into Change Icon, it lets me choose the DLL file. I seem to recall there being a Surface .dll file somewhere on there with a nice image of the Surface tablet. That would look so much better than generic computer monitor in imageres.dll.

    Anyone know where it's at?


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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    I searched my computer & could find nothing suitable.
    Used Google too.

    You could email Microsoft & ask them:;en;1539

    They might help you.
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    That is so weird. I swear on my original Windows RT (8.0), it was there. I seem to recall it was in a weird location, almost like it was intended as a promotional thing but wound up in the final build anyway.
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  4. #4

    Found it. It's in ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows and a bunch of subfolders called Surface.ico
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