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When you install Windows 7 and Windows 8 you will find that your desktop has only the Recycle Bin icon and any other icons enabled by your computer manufacturer. If you wish to add other icons such as the Computer, Network, Control Panel, and your User's Files icon you will need to perform a few easy steps. Before we continue, I will describe what the purpose of each of the Windows desktop icons are so that you can decide whether or not you want them to appear on your desktop.
The descriptions of each of these icons are as follows:
To change what icons appear on your desktop simply right-click on an empty portion of your desktop to bring up a menu similar to Figure 1 below.
Figure 1. Personalize Menu
You should now click on the Personalize menu option. Once you click on that option the Personalization window will appear as shown in Figure 2 below.
Figure 2. Windows Personalization Screen
Now you should click on the Change desktop icons menu option as shown by the red arrow in Figure 2 above. This will bring you to the Desktop Icon Settings screen as shown in Figure 3 below.
Figure 3. Windows Desktop Icon Settings screen
At this screen you can select the icons that you want to appear on your desktop. In order to make it so a certain icon appears on your desktop, simply put a checkmark next to each icon that you want. You may have also noticed a checkbox labeled Allow themes to change desktop icons. If you select this option, when you install a new Windows 7 and Windows 8 theme, the theme is allowed to change the icon used to represent the various desktop icons. When you are done selecting the icons you want, click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button. You will now be back at your Windows desktop and you will see the various desktop icons that you have chosen.
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