The same day I had upgraded to windows 8 I had decided to use the free 8.1 update. The only problem was every time I would go to the windows store app on the main windows 8 page the free upgrade was not there so I had to run the anytime updater all night long just to be able to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 t it was totally worth it.
Once I had upgraded I decided to make my Desktop PC more my own so to speck.
I am a fan of Japanese anime and music so I decided on going for a Japanese icon pack.
The icon pack I choose was put on Iconarchive "I placed a large sized image of just a few of the icons below."
|"Yorisuki Icon Set BY Hybridworks"|
As you can see from the image of my desktop screen photo below. You will notice that I used most of the icons from this set except for the "This PC" I still also need to change the icon for my Control Panel. My VLC media player is a Throwing Star.
I didn't really know much about how to change to icons. The only way I knew about was to right click and going to the customizer. but that was not working out to well for me. So I decided to look around online to find some help with changing a few icons."By the way the dongo icon came from Sakura Icon set also by Hybridworks
So by going to Sevenforums.com and Eightforums.com I had found a few different ways to change the icons I wanted to change. I was able to change the main folder icons as well as some program icons as well as a few file type icons.
|This is the folder I choose.|
Above also worked for my windows 8.1
Above also worked for me in windows 8.1 "I used option two." The Icons used are below.
I also found a way to change the file type icons. Instead of the boring orange cone for VLC media player now I have a silver throwing star for the program icon and then 2 types of icons for my videos and mp3 files.
Above image is what my new File Extensions look like. I have so far only changed my .mp3 .mp4.
How to Change the Default Icon of a File Extension in Windows 7
My wallpaper is a Hybrid works wallpaper I used the day and night in a slideshow in my windows 8.1 and just used the 2 images and they slide every few minutes.
Here's a link for the day image http://hybridworks.deviantart.com/art/Yoritsuki-wallpaper-65976560
and here's a link for the night image http://hybridworks.deviantart.com/art/Yoritsuki-wallpaper-Night-65976761
The images can be downloaded from deviantart.com or you can get them when you download the full icon set. It will be under Desktop Pictures once opened. It kind of gives it a really unique look to the icons and pulls it all together.
I'm still tinkering with my desktop icons from time to time. I'm going to be working on the left side in a few days.To clean it up a bit.