Internet connection sharing. - Realize what I did wrong now, I needed to alter the sharing options on the wireless connection to my router not on the ethernet connection between PI and laptop.
So in windows Network sharing centre , I double click my wireless connection, go to properties and then sharing.I tick the top box and in the box below my local ethernet network (PI), leave the second tick box and the other stuff well alone.
DHCP. Although I can likely predict the IP address that might be allocated Id rather use a fixed IP.
I mean the only way Im connecting to the PI is over the network so I should give it a fixed IP.
I edited my windows hosts file and added an entry called raspberrypi with the fixed IP address I wanted to use.
On the PI I set my /etc/resolv.conf with the one line:
Edited my /etc/network/interface file which now looks like
iface lo inet loopback
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface eth0 inet static
Where my router private network is 192.168.0.xxx and my pi private network is 192.168.37.xxx
rebooted, logged on thru mobaxterm,
tried ping www.google.co.uk
echo $DISPLAY its set to localhost:10.0
tried xclock xedit gparted bingo bingo bingo
tried startx, hmm no joy, not exporting like xclock etc, but so long as the x commands I need to use are working that will do for now.