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Computer icon on desktop

  1. #1


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro

    Computer icon on desktop


    I have always liked to have the Computer icon on my desktop. I was able to do it with Windows 8, but I cannot find a way to do it with 8.1. Does anyone know if there is a way--even if I have to do it in the registry?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello (Frank1). Easy to do. Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Click on Personalization >
    or right click on desktop and select Personalize

    Click on change desktop icons > Click on (or tick on) Computer (set to show desktop icons)
    Then > you can (right click on) rename This PC to My Computer or anything else.

    Right Click on the desktop, select view and show desktop icons.

    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by mdmd; 06 Nov 2013 at 18:06. Reason: on the desktop its Personalize
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  3. #3


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, md--That took care if it.
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