hi, i didn't want to post this in the newbie question topic cause there might be a number of people that infos could be helpful to and i'm not a complete newbie or anything, just want to get it 100% right when i mess around with the Wii again. my question was what is the best and/or easiest way to about fully updating my Wii for all new games etc from a 'Softmii 2' config? delayed looking into this as much as possible, but with SMG2 out, that's it. also missing out on the cool USB/SD card loading options. there are a number of new tools and things since then and as I have already have HBC channel, bit confused as to where it would be safe to start using as all-in-one guides etc. I have used the Softmii 2.1.1 pack/guide to install various things onto my system, also: - Gecko Loader (old version installed as a channel) - A few Virtual Channel downloads, some legit and some not legit (listed this because I remember something in the Softmii 3 guide saying you had to clean out certain stuff before installing certain new tools/updates) - a cIOS38 rev 13 update - not sure if this did anything but I put it on before playing Wii Sports Resort. at the moment all games that work work through the disc channel (except for NSTC with no progressive mode) and part of the softmii pack included the ability to play gamecube backups/multi-region titles, a feature that i use a lot. I have a rough idea of what the latest tools and things are, but a bit unsure as to the order I could safely install them, and if any 'cleaning' up would be needed beforehand. - Bootmii - new thing that seems be used by all the latest guides/hacks. Guesing I would need this, but not any initial exploits as I already have HBC. - Preloader - have preloader currently installed, but a very old version. Important that particular options like region free are unchecked because the other hacks that enable these already. - CiosCorp - some old version of this, my understanding is that this installed a lot of stuff that makes most things possible. Been reading about a new DarkCios that has been released, guessing this would definitely be part of updating my Wii. - Neogamma - seems to be the go-to backup loader, assume this need to be put on. Firmware - on modified 3.2E, I presume part of the most recent hacks would involve getting to 4.1 or 4.2 and there is a particular method/tools to achieve this while retaining all functionalities. think that's about it. if anyone who really knows what's up could give me some clear advice on what I might need to do and in what order, or what guides would be safe to follow from particular points, would be very much appreciated. I would like to be 100% certain that I know what I'm doing, why and the exact order so that nothing goes wrong and I can help out other people who have the same config as me.