I don't think that can be done as many files and folders will be locked. Also I don't think you can restore the system from such a backup. Did you try it the Windows 8 way? Link follows.
Remember that I don't have a fix for Dell's app. I'll leave that to Dell but there are other ways.
For those who have Dell System Backup & Recovery
app installed on your desktop, maybe you can assist me.
I have a Dell Latitude E5530. Using win 8.
I want to backup all my (C:\) system files onto blank DVD-R's.
Here are the steps I selected:
Clicked on Dell Backup and Recovery Icon from desktop.
Screen pops up and I select the Backup Panel
Highlighted System backup option
Screen states current system backup location C:\
I insert blank DVD-R into the optical drive. Verify in explorer dvd is ready.
I click the Browse button shown. Next screen states "Select drive below"
This screen just shows my C:\ drive no reference to the D:\ where the blank DVD is located.
So if I click backup now, I assume the backup will store system files on the C:\ drive.
How can I get the my system files backup/stored onto blank DVD's using this backup & and recovery application.?
I know the inserted blank dvd is ready, I see the green light blinking. And it's reference as D:\ in file explorer.