Each time the SmartGuard snapshot runs it kills all running apps in the Win 7 VM. When control is finally returns and I start using the VM again, Coherence / Crystal mode is always flaky. I do not remember this being the case with Parallels 7 but happens always in Parallels 8. Is this supposed to function in this manner? Seems to be a bug to me as often you get a dialog about not able to perform some action in this state window. If I am using the VM at the time I always Skip the request to perform the snapshot as it simply kills productivity.