Hello bphogan, welcome to the forum!
bphogan wrote:1. How do I actually install the latest version of this plugin? There's no readme, there's no instructions at the top of the forum. I copied it over the existing one.
At the moment the latest version is included in the latest EventGhost installer.
But in general you were right - Step 1. close EG (if not), Step 2. Copy the plugin into the plugin folder in the EventGhost program directory.
bphogan wrote:2. Do I install the service using the MSI included? or do I do it through eventghost in the plugin's property page?
Run EventGhost as admin and install it from the plugin's property page.
bphogan wrote:3. Do I have to run EG as an administrator to install this service if I do install the service through EG?
I think so, it won't harm to do it
bphogan wrote:4. Do I have to run EG as an admin to use this plugin?
No, but if you do, the plugin can restart the service if it crashes, so it may run more stable if you do.
bphogan wrote:5. Do I still have to disable the HID stuff like the old XP plugin? or does this plugin do that for me? (It doesn't seem to)
I don't think so, but first try it without disableing anything (I can't remember disableing something)
bphogan wrote:6. I'm getting events in EG but the green button still launches WMC. Is this normal? When EG is not running, the arrow keys on the remote continue to work. I was under the impression that I had to disable everything else before EG would work.
Usually the default functionality (what you discribe) is disabled if you install the service. I think there was a alternative service executable that preserves this functionallity, maybe you are useing this one at the moment.
The one that comes with the plugin should not do that.
bphogan wrote:7. Is there a different remote I should just get and give up on this altogether? I have a streamzap but there's not much in the way of drivers for that other than unmaintained experimental ones.
No, it should work... At least it's the best working remote I tried.