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  1. Setup is already running

    You may have this solved by now, but if not try running the installer as administrator. By this I mean right click and choose run as administrator from context menu. DO NOT allow the installer to run TMG at the end of the install process. Reboot Windows, right click TMG and again choose run as administrator, enter your unlock data but do nothing else, quit TMG and reboot windows. From now on run TMG normally.
  2. Moving TMG to Windows 10 under Parallels

    I upgraded my VM to Windows 10 without any problems, however today is the last opportunity for those who have not already upgraded to get it done.
  3. Upgrading questions

    I have not upgraded to Windows 10 yet, but I think you are on the right track as well. You might want to look at Parallels KB article "How to upgrade my virtual machine to Windows 10?" http://kb.parallels.com/en/122884 There is also an article on the Parallels Blog you might want to review, it covers both a fresh (clean) install of Windows 10 as well as upgrading. How to Install Windows 10 in Parallels Desktop 11 http://blog.parallels.com/2015/11/03/windows-10-in-parallels-desktop-11/ OS X 10.11.4 Parallels 11.2.0 (32581) Windows 8.1 Pro TMG 9.05 SS 6.1 Build 02
  4. Have you tried sending a screen preview report to the Print to PDF (Mac Desktop) printer? You'll get a file on your Mac Desktop named: Windows 8.1 printed document.pdf which you can rename, also you should be able to print this file from the Mac without involving TMG or Windows. MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) OS X: 10.11.3 Parallels: Version 11.1.2 (32408) Windows 8.1 Fully Updated TMG 9.05
  5. As others have mentioned the only way to run TMG is in a Windows operating system. You didn't mention if you had a TMG backup .sqz file or not. If you did perhaps someone locally would be willing to do a restore and create a GEDCOM for you. If you only need to use TMG long enough to get your data out in the form of a GEDCOM and you can't find a local TMG user willing to help you, you can use Boot Camp to create a partition on your Mac drive, that will make your system dual boot and enable you install Windows XP & TMG 6, be sure to put a copy of the GEDCOM on the external drive, then when done you can delete the Boot Camp partition. You've been without TMG since 2008 and it doesn't sound like you want the hassle of two operating systems so I wouldn't recommend the virtual machine route. The only reason I'm using a Parallels Virtual Machine and Windows is to use TMG, TMG Utility, SecondSite and one other Windows program. There is some decent Mac genalogy software, Reunion, does a good job of importing a TMG GEDCOM, see http://gilbert-genealogy.info/otherwebs.html for my experiences with importing. Mac FamilyTree looks like a good program, and there is a Mac version of Family Tree Maker. I'm writing this on my iPad, my MacBook is off for the night so I can't look, but I believe you'll find Boot Camp in the Mac Disk Utilities.
  6. I have not done it, but I believe it should simply upgrade the operating system like an upgrade to Win 10 would do on a PC.
  7. If you attempt to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 working inside the virtual machine you will receive this notice: "Windows 10 will not run on this PC" error due to the issue with Parallels Display Adapter (WDDM) See the Parallels Knowledge Base article with the same title http://kb.parallels.com/en/123053 The KB article goes on to give instructions on how to proceed. P11 includes a Windows 10 upgrade wizard to get you started in the process. There is a link in the wizard that takes you to the Win 10 installation file download, the other link in the wizard takes you to another KB article How to upgrade my virtual machine to Windows 10? http://kb.parallels.com/122884 If you have the latest build of Parallels 10 (10.2.2-29105) you can upgrade to Win 10 by following the steps in either KB article so upgrading to P11 isn't necessary. P11 is ready for OS X El Capitan has performance improvements and support for MS Cortana http://www.parallels.com/news/parallels-desktop-11-aug-19-2015/ The free upgrade to Win 10 from Win 7/8 will be available until the end of July 2016, so there is time. I have not heard from anyone running TMG in a virtual machine that has upgraded to Win 10. FWIW I have a friend that has a fairly recent Dell computer he gets a similar warning from the Win 10 upgrade ... drivers are not compatible, he contacted Microsoft Support and was told that they are "working on updating drivers, they will be available later, then you'll be able to upgrade." Does that mean the Win 10 upgrade is still a work in progress or did MS support just blow him off? Only time will tell.
  8. I upgraded to Parallels 11 but I'm still using Win 8.1, even with P11 the Windows 10 upgrade advisor will tell you the VM's graphics device is not compatible, however there is an Upgrade to Windows 10 button on the P11Action Menu, which starts a upgrade wizard... I'm in no rush to get Win 10, the only Windows programs I use are TMG, TMG Utility, SecondSite, and a program that converts .csv files to HTML.
  9. TMG 9/Parallels 10/ Yosemite - losing focus

    I usually use Coherence view mode, when I leave Coherence I'm in Window view mode so that may explain why I've never experienced the focus issue.
  10. Sorry that didn't work. Since printing from other programs works it's strictly a TMG porblem, at least you can get printed output with the work around.
  11. I believe replacing the .dll file is the expected action. If you really need to print directly from TMG another attempt at a clean install may be the way to go. From the post in which you describe uninstalling and deleting folders it's not clear that you deleted the two TMG9 folders in ProgramData as described in the Jim Byram's post on doing a clean install http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/15915-tmg9-final-installers/?p=66002 BTW The post above the clean install instructions gives the links to download the install file should you need it. I would add after you uninstall and remove the folders reboot the Virtual Machine. After restarting run tmg9setup.exe as administrator by right clicking and choosing Run as administrator from the context menu. At the end of the installation process UNCHECK the option to open/run TMG we don't want TMG to run at this point. Reboot the VM again. After the restart Right Click the TMG desktop icon and again choose Run as administrator from the context menu, if prompted enter your unlock information do nothing else but that, exit TMG, if not prompted to unlock do nothing, exit TMG. Reboot the VM again, after the restart run TMG normally. No guarantee any of this will return print function to TMG but I'm out of other ideas.
  12. Roots Magic does offer chart printing https://www.rootsmagic.com/Wallcharts/
  13. I have not reviewed this for a few years therefore IT IS OUT OF DATE but it will give you some idea of what's involved in producing a large chart in PDF format. Printing Large Charts to PDF http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/14684-printing-large-charts-to-pdf/&do=findComment&comment=59391
  14. The post before setting the port to null describes removing & reinstalling the WG Printer check the section below in a few cases you may need to clean up... http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/14260-tmg-v8-tips/?p=57483 This won't solve the printing problem in TMG, but since you can print from other applications a work around would be to save the FGS report as a word.doc, you could then open and print with Word or Pages, or save it as .rtf and open and print with TextEdit.
  15. I see this issue reported in the TMG 8 Forum http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/16075-problem-previewing-report-on-screen/?hl=0x80040154 I'd recommend running the installer as administrator, right click on tmg9setup.exe and choose run as administrator Also see this post to check that the Wholly Genes PDF Writer v4 is set to the null port http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/14260-tmg-v8-tips/?p=57963
  16. I tested printing a FGS from the Report Definition Screen by selecting the Printer radio button in the Report Destination frame, and from the Screen Preview by clicking the [Printer] button I also created a PDF by selecting the Save to: radio button, choosing Adobe Reader (PDF) in File type, and specifying a file name additionally I was able to create a .rtf and .doc file all without problem. OS X Controls the hardware: Can you print from a Mac program? If YES: Can you print from a Windows program other than TMG? On my system testing reveals that I cannot control the Windows Default printer in the Windows Control Panel > Devices and Printers, however by activating Mac System Preferences > Printers and Scanners and setting the default printer it immediately changes the default printer in Windows. You might want to reinstall Parallels Tools - with the VM running Actions > Reinstall Parallels Tools, Parallels Tools facilitates much of the communication between the guest OS and OS X after reinstalling Parallels Tools you must restart Windows. Finally you may want to try resetting the report to the defaults [Reset Defaults] button on the Report Definition Screen. MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) OS X: 10.10.4 (14E46) Parallels: Version 10.2.2 (29105) Windows 8.1 Fully Updated
  17. TMG 9/Parallels 10/ Yosemite - losing focus

    I only run 4 Windows programs in my virtual machine TMG, Second Site, TMG Utility and a program that converts .csv files to html. I have not been doing much genealogy lately, the last time I started the virtual machine was a couple of weeks ago to run Windows updates. I have not noticed what you describe.
  18. TMG 9 on Mac in 2015 This article is an update to the TMG 8 on Mac article on the Wholly Genes Forum which was written for older versions of Mac operating systems and older versions of Parallels. New Macs run Yosemite and currently Parallels is at version 10. I have been running TMG on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz with 16Gb Ram in a Windows 8.1 Pro Upd. 1 64bit virtual machine under Parallels 10 since the summer of 2014 with no particularly special configuration to Parallels, Windows 8, or TMG. Attached is a PDF I compiled as I tested TMG in preparation of writing a new TMG 9 on Mac article, however the only recommendations I have at this time are the same recommendations I’d make for anyone running TMG on Windows 7, 8 or above. Right click the setup .exe file and choose run as administrator from the context menu, do not start TMG at the end of the installation process, instead reboot your computer, then on the very first run of TMG and the first run only, right click the TMG short cut on your desktop, or in the start menu and choose run as administrator from the context menu, enter your TMG unlock information and exit TMG, after these steps are completed run TMG normally. There are some Mac/Parallels users that recommend configuring Parallels to not share the Mac Home folder with Windows. This will put your TMG files on the Windows side and may be desirable for some users. Since the only Windows applications I’m using are TMG, TMG Utility, and Second Site I find it more convenient to have report output saved in the Mac document folder, reports are available when the virtual machine is not running, and Word, Excel, PDF etc. output can be opened with Mac applications. TMG on OS X 10.pdf
  19. You are welcome. For future reference to be clear what I think you did. Right click the TMG icon selected Run as administrator, checked for update and got the 9.04 update installed without problems.
  20. Problem with 9.04 on a Mac under Parallels

    What I've seen so far is everything works fine with \\psf\Home\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\... In all path settings in preferences. The EXCEPTION is a Restore operation which requires a drive letter instead of \\psf I have not tested Second Site yet, but I have used TMG Utility without problems. Running as administrator does not mean logging into Windows with an account with administrative privileges, it means right clicking a program icon and selecting Run as administrator from the context menu. I install TMG 9.x by logging into Windows with an administrator account, right click tmg9setup.exe select Run as administrator from the context menu. When the install finishes I do not run the program, I reboot the VM, I then log into Windows with a standard user account, right click the TMG icon, select Run as administrator from context menu enter my admin PW, TMG starts and asks to be unlocked, I enter my unlock info and exit TMG. Thereafter I run TMG normally in a standard user account. Windows 7+ for normal daily use should be run with a standard user account, it's not an unauthorized access issue, it's a privileges issue! Administrator accounts have elevated privileges. If you are logged in as a standard user and you do something that needs administrative privileges you will be prompted to enter an admin password, sort of like when you install a Mac program.
  21. I'd suggest copying the setup file tmg9setup.exe from the Mac Downloads folder to the Windows Downloads folder (or any folder in user space on the Windows side). If you are running Win 8 in your virtual machine run the setup as administrator, it probably wouldn't hurt to run it as administrator in Win 7 or XP. To run as administrator instead of double clicking, right click and choose Run as administrator from the context menu. You may have to uninstall 9.0 first. Let us know if that solves the problem.
  22. Basically updating on a virtual machine is no different than updating on a real PC See this post http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/15879-trial-version-for-904/?p=65677 (view the attached thumbnail) If you elect to go the uninstall / reinstall route Download the trial version from the Wholly Genes website http://whollygenes.swmirror.com/tmg9setup.exe copy the tmg9setup.exe file from your Mac downloads folder to the downloads folder (or any folder in user space) on the Windows side. If you are not sharing user folders between OS X & Windows, use your favorite Windows web browser to download the setup file to the Windows download folder. Close TMG if it is running, go to the Windows Control Panel uninstall TMG 9, navigate to the folder where tmg9setup.exe is located, double click to run it. If you are running Windows 8 in your virtual machine you might want instead to right click the setup file and choose Run as administrator. This will install TMG 9.04 which is the latest version.
  23. Problem with 9.04 on a Mac under Parallels

    I've been testing TMG 9.x on my new MacBook, Parallels 10, Windows 8.1 upd 1 without a data_paths.txt file and so far the only issue I've identified is Restore fails when the path specification begins with \\psf selecting a mapped drive Z: or whatever works. Most all of the shortcut keys work but a few don't. Having read this post I setup a data_paths.txt file and found that TMG did create the user folders in the specified path, in this case [glenn] UserData=C:\Users\Public\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9 [admin] UserData=C:\Users\Public\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9 FYI - this allows using the same projects if I'm logged into windows as either Glenn or Admin What I discovered is an ADDITIONAL Sample project folder under the Projects main folder in a folder named psf (parallels shared folder) the psf folder path below C:\Users\Public\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Projects\psf\home\documents\the master genealogist v9\projects\sample One thing I did which I don't see menitoned was running Notepad as administrator when saving the data_paths.txt file to the TMG program folder. I've had failed installs when the data_paths.txt file was left in the program folder. There have been a LOT of changes particularly in Parallels since writing the original article, what a user will need to do to get TMG running in a Parallels VM will depend on the version of Parallels they are running. Based on what I just observed regarding the creation of the EXTRA folders will be something to be aware of when using a data_paths.txt file at least in P10. Another thing I just noticed, I ran TMG as administrator after installing the data_paths.txt file and all the paths in preferences were set to C:\Users\Public\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9... however after closing and reopening TMG normally the project path in Program Options > General was set back to \\psf\Home\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Projects\ which is the Mac folder where projects are located when running without a data_paths.txt file, the paths in Project Options > Advanced remained C:\Users\Public... Running again as administrator the path in Program > General was back to C:\Users\Public, this certainly will cause some confusion as a user might need to run as administrator one time to get the unlock key to stick. At this point with P10 Win 8.1 it looks like a data_paths.txt file is not needed, but so far I've only tested the sample project stepping through each item on the Menu, with one or maybe two actions for each. If I were to write a new article today Using TMG 9.x on a Mac with P10 it would say something to the effect that when restoring a project select the mapped drive letter for the Mac folder where your project files are located Z:\Home\Documents\The Master Genealogist v9\Projects\my project folder\ Since I jump between P6 to P10 I don't know which version of Parallels the communications behavior between Mac and VM changed, I've heard from some others who say they are using P9 and don't need a data_paths.txt file.
  24. Download the 30 day trial version and install it. Have your unlock info handy as you may need to unlock again after the update.
  25. I have been asked help someone who stopped using TMG some time ago, like v. 5 or 6. They have what appears to be the folder with project files, but not a backup (.sqz) file. Is it possible to open a v 5 or 6 project in v 9 or 8? I have install files & unlock codes for 5, 6, 7, & 8 and an old XP computer I can use if I have to go that route. The ultimate goal is a GEDCOM for import into Legacy. The folder does have a lot of files so hopefully everything that comprises a functional project is included. The first goal will be checking to see if we have a working project and create a backup .sqz file, will probably hold off on the GEDCOM until we have 9.04(+?) with the extra GED options.