My Music, My Pictures, My Documents, etc.
Windows 7 will stay as is on the Dell.
All the "programs" that you want to backup would have to be installed, from the original discs, onto the Dell.
Remember, this is not a backup, it is just a copy
I have a Dell and an HP laptop, both with Windows 7 and more than ample hard drives. The Dell laptop has a sporadic problem with the screen, so I don't use it. I would like to use the Dell as a backup for my HP. In the event the HP crashes in the future, I would like a complete copy of my HP on the Dell (which would include all my internet bookmarks, all my preferences, all my working files, programs, updates, etc.). I'd like to update the backup every month. There is nothing on the Dell that I would want to save. The only problem is that I know my working file names but I don't know all of the other file names I would need to copy, and I know there are HP files and Dell files that are unique to those individual laptops. Any advice on how to go about it in the easiest way for someone who is not a computer tech?