10.8.4 2.66 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 16GB RAM - 1066 MHz DDR3 I'm a total noob to Parallels and just started the trial, and installed Windows 8.1. It all appears to work, but ALL Windows APPS seem to disappear when I open them. Explorer, etc.. However any Windows ACCESSORIES, I can see (Notepad, etc.). I installed "Like a Mac" mode. Whenever I open a Windows App, they appear to open but then all I see is my Mac apps. I press the <Command> key to get back to the Windows "Start" menu, but until I can actually view and work in the apps there's not much point. Thanks for any help! I'm sure it's a simple thing I'm missing, but I haven't come across the solution yet.