No problem at all. Actually, while I was looking up some information to make sure I didn't give you any wrong advice, I came across these two pages that nail down pretty much every detail of:
mounting linux shares in windows:
and mounting windows shares in linux:
They're both Ubuntu-specific pages, but the instructions are universal. I'd love to take credit for having written them, but somebody else beat me to it
Once you have those basics set-up, you should use "swat" (if possible) to manage your samba setup. In my experience, samba's gotten so many different settings over the years that I'm always surprised when I pull up "swat" and switch it to advanced mode (where you see every possible option - since the default smb.conf file doesn't show you any options that are turned off by default.
Hopefully those help you. If you have any questions about their content, let me know. I might be reading them and assuming some knowledge I already have, but they seem like they're very well thought out and step-by-step thorough.