|I think what we have here is a requirement to record sounds played from a web site - streamed - which could be done on a previous machine (desktop?), but not on the laptop in question.|
To do this needs a DUPLEX sound card - one which can play and record at the same time. As far as I can see, this is common on add-in cards, but not for the sound facilities built in to motherboards - as is usually the case on laptops.
Consequently I suspect that this cannot be done on this machine, but I suggest you go to Dell website and checkout the specs of your machine - it will need the model and serial no. so get them to hand first as it is a real pain turning the machine upside down to find them whilst using it!
The 1 min limit on Sound recorder can be circumnavigated. Open a large sound file with SR, and then click on NEW - it will let you record a file as long as the one you opened.