Hello. No worries we all start out somewhere at some point in time.
You will need to get 3.55 OFW: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ei...y/OFW+3.55.rar and put in a USB in a Folder , named as below.
First Create a Folder named PS3, then inside that folder name another Folder 'UPDATE'
Then place the PS3UPDAT.PUP inside the UPDATE folder.
It will then be like this on your USB >>>> X:PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP
Take out all discs in the PS3, go to System Update on XMB, and place your USB in the PS3
Update from external storage.
Once that is done, do the exact same thing for 4.46 CFW and update. Make sure to also update multiman to the latest.
Any PS3 Retail games backed up, only need updated to work on 4.xx CFW
Any PSN games that were patched for 3.41, will need to be resigned for 4.xx CFW or find a new patch.