In Windows 10, the Desktop is still there but it plays a less important role. The idea is that the (Metro) Start Menu IS the Desktop and Start Menu rolled into one. Just as you would with the Desktop, you have to configure it to your liking, your needs. You can also change the settings to show the various folders you need quick access to ON THE LEFT. It even says “START” at the top. In a way, this is better than the Desktop because you need only click the Start Button to access your programs and folders, with an unlimited scroll all the way down, like the proverbial turtles.