Don't use another compouter as a backup device. Think that computer will ever crash?
If you're determined, just turn on file and printer sharing on both PCs, create the same network name, and done. Drag what you can't afford to loose to another computer that will crash someday.
Better to save important data to CDs or DVDs. And buy the way, if you try to run a backup program, it WILL NOT back up to another computer.
I have two relatively new desktops. Both have intel systems and both operate on XP Home. I also have a wireless router hooked up to the modem for convenience to get on internet,etc. Since I have the "excess" computer I want to use it as my external backup device. If I hook up the ethernet cable from the back of compuer to an open space on the router what settings or what mustI now do to complete the backup procedure to backup the desired files from my main set when desired ?
Any advice is appreciated.