So I'm trying to get some work done using Windows 7. I notice that the initial current working directory in the command line shell matches whatever directory cmd.exe is launched from. I copied CMD.EXE to a directory in C:\Users. That changed the initial working directory to the directory that I want, but then cmd.exe is unable to find an unidentified file that permits it to construct certain messages -- probably a systematic way to customize CMD.EXE for non-English speakers. So, what is the official received way to get the initial current working directory the way I want it in CMD.EXE? Please indicate where in the documentation this is stated. Next on our agenda is Windows 7's handling of hugely expensive BD-ROM media. You put a blank in the BD-ROM drive. Windows 7 recognizes it as blank and opens Windows Explorer with a suggestion that you might drag and drop stuff to be burned to the blank. When you put more in the bag than it will hold, Windows 7 opens the drive without telling you that you've tried to put 10 pounds in a 5 pound bag. The stuff that is staged in Windows Explorer stays staged in Windows Explorer and the blank is permanently ruined. It makes a nice coaster. It cannot be closed. I cannot be read. Windows 7 reports that it is both empty and beyond full at the same time.