You are almost all set. I wouldn't personally get a 16GB thumbdrive. I would find a 2GB thumb that can be used to boot from. The 16GB won't allow booting, I don't believe. I keep a copy of my slipstreamed WinXP on mine. I also carry a MicroSD card. I carry a 4GB currnently, but might jump to a 16 when then drop in price. With the MicroSD card I have a micro to SD adapter/usb. This covers you for virtually everything. I wish I could find a mini to SD/USB adapter, this would be heavenly. I used to do PC work and having a mobile powerhouse was a must. I don't work on PCs anymore, but goodluck telling my friends that. Couple this mini with my phone and I can fix virtually any issue.