#1 By: howtogeek, January 8th, 2014 10:25
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/178740/how-to-make-the-computer-icon-display-on-the-windows-8.1-desktop/
The Computer icon that you’re used to seeing in Windows 7, Vista, and XP is now not available on the Desktop in Windows 8.1. However, it is not gone completely. There’s an easy way to bring it back.
#2 By: Tom Wilson, January 8th, 2014 12:15
I don't think this was turned on by default in Windows 7, either... in fact, I'm not even sure if Windows Vista or XP had it on by default...
Either way, that's a good tip. I always turn the "My Computer" icon back on first thing after setting up a new computer (or new user profile on an existing computer.) It's just too handy to be without.
#3 By: Naman Sood, January 9th, 2014 02:23
Wasn't there in 7, or Vista. XP had it before SP2. Or so I remember.
#4 By: Ringhalg , January 9th, 2014 05:19
I use the File Explorer icon on my taskbar, this opens the "Computer" window.
#5 By: Cambo, January 9th, 2014 08:46
Totally agree. I'm not sure the need for a "My Computer" icon on the desktop when you can just click the File Explorer button that does the same thing.
#6 By: Tom Wilson, January 9th, 2014 11:07
Heh. The first thing I do is un-pin all the stuff in the task bar.
#7 By: Derek Smith, January 11th, 2014 14:35
I've used File Explorer (formerly Windows Explorer) from the taskbar since Windows 7. I do still have a XP machine (1GB RAM so it can't really handle anything newer) I have the computer and network icons on the desktop so I can easily navigate the PC and my domain network
#8 By: system, January 18th, 2014 10:25
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