Last night, I noticed there was a new revision of Best Service Engine 2 developed to support Windows 10. As this is a VST I use frequently in my experimental music, I downloaded the installer for it. When I ran it it wanted to de-install the prior version and I told it to do so. It came back with "You must have administrator privileges to uninstall this program. Please uninstall it manually from Windows Programs and Features".
So I went to that section and specifically chose "Run as Administrator". Engine had not been installed for all users, so I didn't think switching to the Admin account via the user login menu would work. Programs and Features had its icon, but when I clicked "change or uninstall", I got "Cannot find program; looks like it has been uninstalled already; remove icon?" I stupidly said yes, and went back to the installer which now said when it got to must uninstall prior version "No vaild installer found; please reinstall prior version and uninstall using its installer program." Went and got prior version; it wanted itself uninstalled on reinstallation attempt, and couldn't do it either!
To date, I have done the following:
1. Manually removed all instances of findable folders and files, including all instances of the VST plugin version of Engine 2.
2. Manually edited the registry to delete all findable key instances relating to Best Service or Engine 2.
3. Cleaned the registry with a 3rd party utility.
Message that Engine 2 needs to be uninstalled and no installer package found persists. I really need to get the new version of this VST synth onto my computer as right now I don't have any version at all.
Can someone here assist me in finding the piece or pieces I failed to remove? Thanks in advance for any assistance!