Running GNU Emacs 24.2.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) with Win7, the shell command (M-x shell) always creates a dos box with the home directory. I've seen in other questions/answers that the default behaviour is to start a shell in the directory of the file in the current buffer e.g. Setting default working directory/drive in Emacs shell on Windows
I'm running from a limited user account but this has not affected any other functions so far. Googling produced lots of info on how to switch to alternative shells but I want to keep the normal dos box, I just want to be able to start in the directory of the file that I'm viewing.
So which options need to be reconfigured?