So I was having a few problems with my 1970, nothing major though. I read that the new update is great and free to paid users, like myself, so I figured I would install. I downloaded and followed the instructions to a tee! I open Parallels and get the message to update Parallels Tools. I proceed. The VM locks up, so I re-start it. Now when I load it, it opens up with the standard Windows XP Icon and acts like it is going to start. The screen goes black and never recovers. The VM says it is running, but it is nothing more than a black screen. Over the past few weeks, I had loaded quite a bit of data onto the 1970 setup. I have tried re-installing, but it doesn't help. I can't afford to lose my data and I don't have the computer knowledge to go any further. I'm stuck... I'm pissed... and I'm ready to disregard all the talk of how great parallels is and just keep a PC at my desk next to the mac. This is VERY frustrating! Any helpful suggestions?