Archive for July, 2007
Parallels released an update to the 3.0 product which I downloaded and installed today. A couple of items worth noting:
1. When doing an update of Parallels, you should always re-run the Parallels Tools installer on the first launch after the update installs. Parallels should offer this to you by default, but in case it doesn’t run it yourself.
2. When you forget about #1 above and try to launch applications within Windows after Parallels lets you start the environment, you might gt into a conflict with the Parallels Tools installer and have it lock Windows/Parallels to a point of reset (or Force Quit in my case).
3. If you’re using the Coherence video settings in Parallels, you might want to wait until all the Parallels Tools updates have finished, even after the restart following the completion of the installation, before switching back into Coherence mode, lest your video look really lo-res and ugly.
4. If you’re in the middle of trying to meet a deadline (or just some friends for lunch), that might not be the best time to choose to install the Parallels update. Since you need a little patience for items 1-3 above, it might behoove you to wait until you’ve got 10-15 minutes with nothing else to do before going through the update process.
Just a few thoughts…