What’s an OONE? I just made it up. Remember that OOBE was an “Out of Box Experience”, which encompasses the user’s initial contact with the product. Since Windows 7 Service Pack 1 doesn’t arrive in a box, but rather is downloaded from the Internet, it can’t have an OOBE. It can, however, have a Off Of ‘Net Experience, or OONE (pronounced “ooo knee”).
The OONE? Six Windows 7 computers, most of them laptops, upgraded in one day. Average download size was about 60 MB per machine, so downloading the upgrade each time still consumed less bandwidth than downloading the complete upgrade package once. No glitches. No failures. Perfect performance afterwards. I think this one’s ready for prime time.
This is as good as it gets. However, I have not upgraded my main workstation, nor will I until after the new T7500 is up and running. No point in taking unnecessary chances.