hi, I'm looking for some guidance from you pro's r.e. my situation, I apologise for the n00b request. I am following on from my initial post here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/noob-paradise-ask-away.131884/ In short I have hbc installed, bootmii installed (ios, I actually cant remember if it gave me the option for boot2 as I was following the guide mentioned in my original post). a nand back up from bootmii to my sd card. I believe in order to give me some form of protection I need to now install priiloader, is this correct? is this still the next step given that many guides are out of date? my 'goal' is to get my wii games playing from a usb drive*, I assume that priiloader is still recommended even with this goal? Thanks for the help * if I need to perform the priiloader step I assume I can just jump in with the following, without any further changes? LukeHasAWii advised "USB drive is easiest. You need to install a cIOS first to use usb: https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/installation And you need to install a usb loader (preferably usbloadergx) https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/usb" and GreyWolf kindly clarified: "Make sure when following that cIOS guide that you choose "beta52" for both slots 249 and 250. I don't know why it suggests beta53 but that can lead to compatibility problems."