Even if you imaged/mirrored an entire drive to a new system, it would not work because the HAL is different, especially when talking about Dell and Acer.
Secondly, such an attempt could be sincerely be construed as copyright infringement if the activation keys are left in tact on both images irregardless if the software passes activation or not.
If you want to transfer files, now that your thread has been closed, and re-opened, you could try "Windows Easy File Transfer" for this purpose.
You can share files across a workgroup by Viewing Network Connections or simply typing \\computername in the Start Menu with file sharing enabled.
You can create a HomeGroup to access the computers on your network, by password, from Windows Explorer.
But you cannot legally create an entire disk image of a drive and copy it to another machine without violating the EULA. Any further discussion of such a procedure will require that this thread is, unfortunately, closed again. The attempt breaks your license, doesn't work, and even if Windows boots, you'll still be subject to re-activation.
What the issue is that I currently have an Acer Aspire 5610 and I need to get a new screen for it. I have decided that in the long run it would be more cost effective to get a new laptop. What I was hoping was to somehow copy the whole hard drive from one to the other so the new computer would look like the old.
As Mike has attempted to point out, the process that you are proposing is not likely to produce the desired results and it would be my suggestion that you leave the installed operating system alone and use more conventional means of installing the appropriate software and transferring your important data to the new machine.
Of course you are free to ignore my advice as well and proceed as you see fit.
Good luck and Best Wishes
And since your arrival here on the forums was somewhat inauspicious, let me take this opportunity to welcome you and thank you for your participation and membership.
As you have no doubt realized, our policy here regarding anything that smacks of or has the potential to devolve into a discussion of software piracy is "Zero Tolerance". And sometimes the simplest of question will set off alarm bells and warning signals.
So I hope you don't feel that you have been mistreated or disrespected as that was not anyone's intentions. The forums rules are plainly stated here Forum Rules - Windows 7 Forums and everyone is required to make sure their post are in compliance with the Terms of Service.
Thank you for understanding