You should pin it to the taskbar to change an icon, so it sticks around after you close it. Open the app, and it will appear on the taskbar. Now, you can change the icon. Right-click it again, and you will see a few options, which differs depending on the app. Above Unpin from the taskbar, you have to see the app name listed again. Right-click on its name to see another list of options and choose Properties. This will open another window to the program's properties at the Shortcut tab. There, click the "Change Icon" at the bottom, and you will be able to select a new icon in this window. Regards ghostwriters for hire .