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About Parallels Desktop for Mac 8.0.18608


This update for Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (build 8.0.18608) addresses overall stability and performance issues, and includes the following enhancements:


  • Install Windows 8.1 Preview using Express installation.
  • Work with Ubuntu 13.04 in Coherence view mode.

Microsoft Office 2013 support

  • Resolves an issue with the Contact Card opening too slowly in Microsoft Outlook 2013.
  • Resolves an issue with visual artifacts in Microsoft Outlook 2013.


  • Smoother mouse scrolling in guest operating systems.

3D graphics

  • Improved 3D graphics performance: playing World of Tanks, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and other games in a virtual machine became more stable.


  • Resolves an issue with reverted colors on guest OS screenshots.
Updates for Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac are available via:
  • Parallels Desktop in-product updates - Click on the Parallels Desktop Menu > Check for Updates
  • Parallels website

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