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Remember, it was designed to have the recovery files there for a reason. To make a recovery easy.
If the recovery files are some where else, there is a risk those files could get lost or not work.
Even though, I don't own Win 8 Pro Surface, yet, I am sure they use a similar approach to other Win op. sys.
It would probably be something like this.
Either the recovery folder is in plain view, like "WindowsImageBackup" or it is on a hidden partition.
If Hidden, you can verify by viewing the drive, by using windows "Disk Management "utility.
Assign a drive letter to hidden drive, so you can access it normally, in the regular Windows explorer.
There may be a couple of hidden partitions, but the largest one will have the recovery partition.
You could copy this over to external drive, and delete folder or the now unhidden partition.
Another way is make a brand new recovery image file, and then delete original.
The other included program in Win 7 and 8 is called "Windows 7 File Recovery"
This utility can make a system image of the operating system/programs/personal files at a particular time date.
You should be able to put the recovery image files in a usb mem stick or external hard drive.
By the way, I use "Windows 7 File Recovery" once a month on my Win 8 Pro PC- works like a charm!