When you have installed a new copy of Windows 8 you will have only Recycle Bin on the desktop. If you want to add a desktop icon of My computer and control panel then follow the steps below.
• Right click on your desktop and go to Personalize option. Now on the left pane click Change the desktop icons and a window will pop-up.
• From that window you can tick the options of My Computer and Control Panel and apply the settings. Now you will have your icons on the desktop.
One more small tutorial: