Beating a dead horse.... sorry, John. TM just don't work correctly on Vista or 7. It used to work fine on XP. Dunno about now. I realize this information doesn't help much, but it may reduce frustration and stress. It did for me, I simply quit trying to use it until I see that it's fixed. No stress, no frustration.
John makes great suites, BTW, and TM not working is not due to anything he's done.