I am struggling. I have used the link you supplied and briefly could see the four computers (3 Windows 7 one Windows 8.1) but they seem to have disappeared.
The three 7 computers seem to have different Network numbers and/or Lan settings.
I tried starting a new network from Windows 8.1 computer. I reached the screen "Find devices and content" but hitting return just takes me back to the "Connections" screen.
I wonder if the problem is that I have tried on several occasion to make a network. Could I delete all the attempts and start from scratch.
John,This is a pretty simple process and you should not have to mess around with too much network settings. You just need to set them all in the same group.If there were changes you made before then yes start from scratch using the guide I have you.Thanks,Chris
Sorry for the delay in replying. I have been trying to sort out the mess. Everyone tells me it is so simple. I must be simpler! Also a couple of my friends with greater Windows knowledge than me have tried without success.
I have tried to attach some screen shots, which might or might not help. However I cannot find out how to attach them.
If I clip on "see full map" in Network and sharing centre I get the message "Windows cannot ceate the network map. Responses from other devices on the network are delayed or there is an incompatible router on the network".
If I click "View network computers and devices" from "Network and Internet" I get the four computers showing. However, if I click on one of the computers it asks for a password, which I presume is the one generated form the computer I am working from, I get "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
Thanks for your response. I am trying to make a Home Group.
I think the problem is that I have tried several times from various computers and have got conflicting addresses. Would it be possible to delete all these settings and start from scratch. If so, how. People tell me it is a simple to produce the network, but I must be simpler.
I had tried to send some screenshots but cannot find how to attach them to you. Is this possible?
Sorry I misinformed you about the addresses. What I meant is that on the first computer in network and sharing centre I have Home Network and local area connection.
On the second home network and local area connection 3.
On the third home network 2 and local area connection.
With regard to the "paperclip" on pressing this a box opens with a table requesting Image URL, image descriptiom,Alignment, Dimensions, Border, Vertical Space, Horizontal Space. I just don't know what all this means.
I hope you find this helpful-http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-0
Don't be concerned right now about the network items mentioned above.
Create a Homegroup on one of the machines, share the folders, write down the password ***** try to join the other machines to the Homegroup.