Show My Computer on Desktop in Windows 8/8.1

All those who have upgraded to Windows 8 and now looking for how to guide to show My Computer on Desktop in Windows 8 or 8.1 are on right page. This guide will help you to Show My Computer on Desktop in Windows 8/8.1.

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Microsoft took a big step by removing two most commonly used button the Start Menu button and the My Computer icon on desktop from Windows 8. Those users who still want to add my these icons specially the computer one to desktop have landed on right page. Today I am going to show you how easy it is to get this process done.

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Show My Computer on Desktop in Windows 8

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How to Show My Computer on Desktop in Windows 8/8.1

To add My Computer to desktop Windows 8, you need to follow few steps and you are ready to go. Please note that all the steps are compulsory and you need to follow all of them.

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The procedure can be applied on both Windows 8 and 8.1.

First of all go to Windows 8 desktop by clicking on Desktop tile in Windows 8 start menu.

When on desktop, right click on empty space on desktop and click Personalize.

Next you need to click on “Change desktop icon”. From there you can select which icons you want to be displayed on your Window 8 desktop. Simply check Computer to add My Computer to Windows 8 desktop.

Once everything is done, click on Apply. Now you will see My Computer icon on your Windows 8 desktop.

Although Windows Explorer shortcut is shown in Windows 8 taskbar by default but still some users prefer to have My Computer icon on desktop. So this guide was to help those users to Show My Computer on Desktop in Windows 8. I hope this will work in your case too as it worked in mine.

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