Can't connect to local instance of MS SQL 2008 R2

I just installed MS SQL 2008 R2 in my development computer, first the Enterprise Manager then the Engine.

Installation went fine and both programs run ... but when I try to connect to my local server I click browse and nothing comes up, I tried entering (local) no luck. I named the instance:  MSSQLSERVER

I enter that name, nothing either.

Any ideas ?
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RayCommented:
Try PC-NAME\MSSQLSERVER, (local)\MSSQLSERVER or .\MSSQLSERVER

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AleksAuthor Commented:
Tried all of them with no luck :(
AleksAuthor Commented:
I entered the name of the server only and it worked .. go figure ! thx
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