Show My Computer Icon On Windows 8 Desktop or Start Screen

Windows 8 consumer preview is out for public download that means you can download it for fee and try out before making your decision of upgrading your windows 7 or other earlier version to windows 8 when windows 8 RTM comes out for public. If you want then, download windows 8 from this page or download the ISO from this link. We have already written an extensive guide on all things you need to know if you are considering installing in on your machine, you should refer our extensive guide here. Today we will tell you how to Show My Computer Icon On Windows 8 Desktop or Start Screen

Show My Computer or Computer Shortcut On Windows 8 Desktop

Now by default one of the most annoying thing you may notice is that you don’t see the my computer icon on desktop in windows 8, in order to show my computer or computer icon in windows 8. In order to show this icon you just need to right click on empty desktop and select the personalize option as shown in the image below.

personalize windows 8

Under personalize settings, click the text which says Change desktop icons and select my computer icon to show on windows 8 desktop, you can also select to show other icons from here including User Files, Recycle Bin, Control Panel and Network as well  

Show My Computer Icon On Windows 8 Desktop or Start Screen 

Show My Computer or Computer Shortcut As Tile On Windows 8 Start Screen

This way you can show computer or my computer icon on windows 8 desktop screen, In case you want to show a tile for my computer then I would recommend you read this guide by NirmalTV which allow you to show my computer shortcut as tile on windows 8 start screen as shown in the image below.

Tip: Even if you don’t have my computer shortcut anywhere, you can always press Windows Key + E to launch my computer from any app or any program window in windows 8, it will work all the time.

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