I'm a bit confused by the backup options in Windows 8. When you search for backup in the control panel, all you get is the new File History feature.
For whatever reason, the options for File History only allow me to store the copies on E:. None of my other hard drives are listed. E: is the drive I use for recording gameplay footage, so it's out of the question as the File History drive. But apparently C:, D: and G: (last one is an external drive) don't count, even though D: has far more space free than E:. What's the criteria used for which drives can be used as File History targets?
It seems File History doesn't provide me with the backup I actually want, like the old Windows Backup. By pure accident I discovered the "Windows 7 File Recovery" option (which I thought would just give me the option to restore a backup created on Windows 7) allows you to set up a regular back up schedule like before, and store that backup on an external drive as usual. The "Create system image" option is also hidden under this "Windows 7 File Recovery" stuff.
This is incredibly obscure and hidden. Who decided to muck the backup stuff so badly?