Ok, first of all I tried searching Google and the forum but could not find enough info to help me. So, I got hold of this used Wii. It's 3.4E FW and is softmoded with HBC and Neogamma 7.X (don't really remember, if it is relevant I will check). It runs some backed-up DVDs fine but not all (mainly double-layers are the problem but not exclusively) plus the HBC is upside down. What I want to do is update the Wii to a more recent & stable FW (most of the post I've seen are a bit outdated but most of them said 4.1 or 4.2 is the best option) and get USBLOADER on it so I don't have to burn DVDs and possibly play some GC games on it, though this is not really impotent to me. From my understanding updating will remove all modded content, I am fine with that because I think the person who hacked this Wii didn't really game much thought to do it correctly. Can someone help me out a bit? How do I update without any games and re-install HBC and USBLOADER? Thanks for any help.