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How to create a recovery dvd from the Dell restore partition ? Model is DELL XPS 1530 , it uses Factory.wim

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I tried to use ghost to backup my entire HD and make it to 2-3 recovery DVDs , But that was too complex and costly (need GSS 2.0+ )

So i examined my harddisk again , i  found the disk contains 4partitions
(please examine my screenshot diskpattern.gif)
94MB (EISA Config) || 10.00GB Recovery (D:) NTFS Partition || 220.9GB OS (C:) NTFS partition || 2.5GB partition

So when i browsed partition , I noticed that it includes WIM style Vista Image (i.e) Factory state of Dell XPS vista. (Please have a look at attached file (image.gif)

So my question is , is there a way to "Burn the recovery partition to 2-3 Bootable restore DVDs" ?

I had a similar recovery partition with Sony VAIO UX micropc , but sony included a Burn Recovery DVDs partition. Since Dell XPS 1530 doesnt have such an option , How do i make recovery dvds from this partition .

Any help would be appreciated , Experts!.
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You can use Paragon Drive Backup:
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-personal/ 
to backup/restore all your partitions.
 
In case you would like to copy the Factory.wim to a recovery CD you should use WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)).
 
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Thanks , Can you point me to a guide or tell how to burn the WIM file to recovery dvd ?
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anybody ? I am looking for a basic guide .
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Thanks for the help. I had to drop the idea.
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