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Bing Maps display issues in Internet Explorer 9 running on Parallels Desktop 8 virtual machines

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

Bing maps are not displayed properly in Internet Explorer 9 running on Windows based Parallels Desktop 8 virtual machine.


Cause

The issue is related to GeForce 320M video cards installed on MacBooks Air and DirectX10 conflict in Parallels Desktop 8 virtual machines. Parallels Development team is investigating this issue and working on the fix.

Workaround

Meanwhile you can follow these steps to get rid of the issue:
  1. Click on Virtual Machine option at the top Mac menubar (Press Alt + click on Parallels sign at the top right side of your screen if you are running in Coherence view mode) and chose Configure
  2. Go to Hardware --> Video and set 3D acceleration to DirectX9


     3. Close Configuration window and restart Windows



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