Re: Trouble creating network
Since you reformatted you need to re-enable the file sharing which is located in your network and sharing center on the windows 7 OS. ( Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center )
Network Discovery is most likely turned off since you reformatted and its off by default, you will need to turn it on by cilcking arrow button to expand the section and click "Turn on network discovery".
Then you will need to turn on file sharing by expanding the section and clicking "turn on file sharing".
You then need to turn on Public folder sharing if you want to place files in the public folders so all devices can see the pubilc folders on that system. Again expand the section and click "turn on".
If you want to share a specific folder simply rght click that folder and click "Share", click the arrow and selec the people you want to share with then click "Share".
Hope this helps
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