Majority of people use Windows operating system on their machine due to efficiency and performance offered in it. Windows operating system is basically manufactured and developed by Microsoft, generally being a graphical user interface operating system and present in the market for around 28 years ago. Windows operating system is a brilliant and great OS for working along with performing their personal work on the machine with the ease and comfort present in it. People have acknowledged the feel and look of the operating system which has slight difference from the previous one.

Windows 8 and 8.1 are the two operating systems having a complete makeover in user interface and the Metro UI is introduced in the OS for giving them a premium look along with new icons. In the Metro UI, icons are basically placed on the homescreen and you can navigate from these icons to perform the desired action on your laptop or PC. The start menu was removed from the Windows 8, but on popular demand it was again kept in Windows 8.1 OS.


Showing My Computer on Desktop in Windows 8 and 8.1:

People have been used to common icons and user interface present in the previous versions of Windows operating system like presence of icons on the desktop, start menu etc. Users accessing Windows 8 and 8.1 have a problem that they can’t see the My Computer icon on the desktop of the operating system. In Windows 8 and 8.1 the name of ‘My Computer’ icon was changed to ‘This PC’. Through this guide you can show My Computer on desktop in Windows 8 and 8.1


Step 1:

For putting the My Computer icon on the desktop of your system, first you have to click on the Desktop tile present on the Metro UI of the operating system. On clicking on it, the normal desktop will come up in front of you.

Step 2:

After the desktop prompts up, right click on the desktop and select the ‘Personalize’ option for moving ahead in the process. On the Personalize option you have will see ‘Change desktop icons’ options.


Step 3:

On the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, you will see various icons of Recycle Bin, User’s Files (My Documents), Control Panel and Computer. Then click on the Computer box for enabling the Computer icon on the desktop.

Step 4:

After making the change click on Apply for saving the changes and exit by clicking on OK. For confirming the change is done successfully, open your desktop and double-click on the This PC icon and it will be opened, due to the successful change made.

After this you will be able show My Computer on desktop in Windows 8 and 8.1, leave your comments below about this article and for related topics check our site.

How to Show My Computer Icon on Desktop in Windows 8 and 8.1
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