If you guys remember back in the good old windows 2003 days, it was easy to personalize the My Computer Icon.

I would just run this registry file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
@=”My Computer”
“LocalizedString”=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,4e,00,41,00,4d,00,45,00,\
25,00,20,00,6f,00,6e,00,20,00,25,00,43,00,4f,00,4d,00,50,00,55,00,54,00,45,\
00,52,00,4e,00,41,00,4d,00,45,00,25,00,00,00

and Voila, all was good in the world.

Well, Windows 2008 made that just a little bit harder to do.

  1. Start->Run type Regedit (also works in the search box)
  2. Now in the registry editor, choose Edit -> Find
  3. In the Search box type “{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}” without the quotes
  4. On the Key that it finds, right click and choose Permissions then click the Advanced Button
  5. Under the Owners Tab, change it from TrustedInstaller to Administrator, this should now give you “full control”
  6. Backup the current Key (just in case) and then rename the LocalizedString to LocalizeString.old
  7. Copy and paste the Reg file that I posted above and excute it
  8. Hit F5 on the Desktop and see the result of your hard Work

All Done!!

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