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    Parallels Desktop 6 & lost Recently Used Files screen

    Anyone who is using Parallels Desktop 6 and recently upgraded to build 6.0.11990 may have noticed that their Recently Used Files page has been lost (due to a dependency on Internet Explorer of all the retarded, %@$#... Gah!) :banghead:

    ANYWAY, Parallels is aware of the issue, and the fix in the meantime is to reset your VM to use exactly 1.5 GB of RAM (1536 MB), then remove Parallels Tools and reinstall. Shut down the VM and reset your RAM as needed. You should no longer have any problems with the Recently Used Files screen. And you may find Revit performance a little improved. :thumbsup:

    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

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    Build 6.0.11992 is out, and seems to have solved this problem. I don't know if it solved anything else, and should thus be applied even if you used the above work around. Will post if I find out for sure one way or the other.

    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

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      #3
      gordon,

      I was wondering if you have noticed a difference in performance between Parallels 6 and Parallels 5 (assuming you used Parallels 5 previously). I am just wondering if it is worth upgrading? Currently I am running a MacBook Pro with Windows 7 64bit and 8 GB RAM.

      ken

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        #4
        Ken, I did use Parallels 5, and it seems to me that the graphics acceleration is faster with Parallels 6. There have been some hiccups with the newer builds, but for the most part it has been pretty stable. I believe I may have found a way to test GPU performance in Revit, so I will be doing some benchmarks here in the near future, and I will see if I can't get PD5 back on my machine for some comparisons. It would be good to have a more complete suite of tests for when the next versions of Revit and Parallels drop.

        Gordon
        Pragmatic Praxis

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          #5
          I also concur with what Gordon said. P6 is definitely faster than P5, but there have definitely been some hiccups with the latest builds on my end. If you use Revit extensively on your Mac using Parallels, it's definitely worth the upgrade in my opinion.

          While Fusion is noticeably slower, it's been much more stable in my experience... so it sometimes makes it difficult to choose which I want to boot up.

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