As creator of this thread I give you FULL permission to hijack... The fact that I am now experiencing the same problem is coincidental! Any update on this????? Now I am stuck on "Preparing" as well!!! It's been about 15 minutes at this stage. If it finally got through, how long did it take to move to the next step? To go through the whole process?? And most importantly, if it went through everything, are the channels now correct????? Patiently awaiting your reply.