No, I did not ask for support. Yes, I did read the documentation.
Perhaps with your mapping interface update, my issues with FFVII will be resolved. Among the mapping/functionality issues, I also was disappointed to see 1.7 was missing a way to just disconnect a controller without exiting the application. In 1.6, you can just click on the bluetooth icon. I also saw no way to assign a profile to an application in 1.7.
After removing all IM-related software from the PC and reinstalling 1.6, HIDGuardian was functioning properly again. If anyone is having issues with the latest Windows 10 update and exclusive mode, and Repair/Modify doesn't work for HIDGuardian, uninstall it completely and re-install.