Reply To: icon for internet explorer
What operating system are you running? My OS of choice here is Win 7.
In Win 7, if you can find IE in the START menu of programs, then if you do a right-click on it, the drop-down menu will give you possible choices of Pin to Taskbar and Pin to Start Menu.
If you want the IE icon on the desktop, I think f you can find it in the START menu, then you should also be able to drag it to the desktop. If that takes it off the START menu, then right click on the icon on the disk top, you can pin it on the Start Menu.
Haven’t played with the Win 8 here enough to know if these things work with that.