2009.10.13 update to OQO 01+ (U1):
I used to love my OQO; until I tried earlier today to try Win7 on my 01+.
I didn't know you could "brick" a PC!!
I couldn't get "it" to find my Ext USB DVD Drive, via start up. So I had to start the OS Upgrade process inside XP, something I just don't do! Anyway, I get the Win7 process going and go away for a while. (Dinner.) I come back after an hour, and see
"A disk read error occurred
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"
So I press CTRL+ALT+"FN+bksp", to restart the OQO. After about 20s I get the same message.
I power off this time. Then try fn+F8. Same message. Again, but fn+bksp (DEL). Same message.
- The keyboard doesn't seem to respond at startup (it did before).
- The HDD is evidently missing a file - or worse.
- Oh, and unrelated to this issue, but still important, whenever I try and take the power source away from my OQO, it turns off; so I think the battery's EOL.
So, I'm not very happy. I'm investigating some OQO-specific forums (as well as Hexus), but hold out little hope; OQO went AWOL Apr 2009, according to its website, so no warranty repair.
Incidentally, I tried my HP 2133 (N1) and HP TC1100 (T1) with Win7. They both work, although with the latter you have to be careful NOT to install certain updates via WinUP, as they crash-out the system.
Edit: Also posted here: http://forum.oqoasis.com/showthread.php?p=850#post850