Your post is very confusing.
TMG8 and TMG9 are different programs and have different registration information. You have lost your registration emails?
I talked to someone there and said >> Order Number: 2133359 on March 12, 2014, is for version 8
That makes no sense. That date is after TMG9 was released and Wholly Genes would not have been selling TMG8 on that date.
When I run 8, I cannot see any data.
A TMG9 project simply could not be opened with TMG8.04 or earlier. An explanatory message would be displayed.
If you are running TMG8, you need to update to v8.08. Any project v8.05 or later can be opened by v8.08 including TMG9 projects. There were no structural changes made after v8.05.
You can download the v8.08 installer here...
A simple edit probably needs to be made to the .PJC file and you should ask if you can't open your project with v8.08.
I open 9 to see if I can export the data to reload it into 8 and the export is grayed out.
That means that TMG9 is not unlocked.
This is a procedure that you would not want to use in any event since it would result in considerable data loss.
TMG must be unlocked using the correct registration information for the version being unlocked. The information came in an email you received from Wholly Genes and consists of your name, email address and registration number.
TMG must be unlocked two ways...
1) Unlock running the normal way (as Standard user).
2) Unlock as administrator by right-clicking on the TMG shortcut and selecting 'Run as administrator'. After unlocking, close TMG immediately taking no other actions.
Edited by Jim Byram, 07 June 2017 - 07:01 AM.