First of all i'd like to say thank you for a brilliant forum...ur work is always appreciated. Okay, this is my 1st post, so please be gentle. Last night, i decided to softmod the wii using Dogeggs's softmod guide and also managed to upgrade my wii firmware from 3.3E to 4.1E. With loads of help from a great friend (from another forum), I have managed to do everything, except the bit where you load Priiloader, but my friend said that instead of using Priiloader, that i should use Start Patch, because it can block game and online updates. My only problem is that last night just as i was about to install Start Patch, i had to stop as i had to goto hospital because my daughter got injured. My friend isn't around for a few more days, so i'm hoping someone from this forum can help me. 1. Now could anyone pls guide me to install and use Start Patch? Also is this better than Priiloader? 2. Also i want to be able to play games from external HDD, so how would i go about doing that? 3. Lastly someone mentioned that i even though i've managed to update to 4.1, that i must use 4.2 update, otherwise i can't play some games...is this true? The reason i don't want to update to 4.2, is because it blocks the usb hdd option and i would like to have that eventually. thanks for your help.