Unfortunately messing with that stuff did botch the dual instal (somehow? i was getting frustrated by that point)
so my PC now does have a clean instal, no linux.
Thanks for the response, I'll give this a try tommorrow. I don't believe I put in names twice per computer, and probably didn't have a network name on both comps... I tried so many times at this point not sure where I left off.
But I will give a fresh try tommorrow by your instructions.