When you run into the desktop mode in Windows 8 operating system, there is only a “Recycle Bin”. The My computer and Control Panel shortcuts are missing by default. To quick access drives, files and the system configure, here are the tips to get them to be visible on Windows 8 desktop.
How to Create My computer and Control Panel shortcuts on Surface Pro Windows 8
* Right-click any empty area on the desktop, and choose the “Personalize” option from the contents. You can also open Control Panel from search bar, and go to Appearance and Personalization > Personalize.
* Click “Change Desktop icons” link on the left-hand panel to open a little window.
* Check the icons box that you would like to appear on the desktop. Click Apply button and then OK.