[qoute]... still confused.... If your install includes networking, you are physically connected, and you've come to your Desktop, why *wouldn't* you have an internet connection?[/quote]
I don't know why i wouldn't have an internet connection. I'm using a MSDN Windows 7 SP1 ISO formatted to a USB drive. Maybe there's something I'm not doing or something I'm doing wrong, but I always have to install drivers to get an internet connection once I get through the OOBE and to the desktop. And since the OOBE & setupcomplete.cmd stages are before getting to the desktop I don't have an internet connection during those stages.