I've recently updated to Parallels 5 from Parallels 4, and now my XP is running extremely slowww, Snow Leopard also when its running. I'm using a Mac Mini: Processor 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 In the Parallels preferences I have the memory set to "Automatically" (Optimizes the memory usage for best performace) I also have the option to manually allocate the memort from 96MB to 3072MB. Under the 'Virtual Machine Configuration :Microsoft Windows XP the Main Memory is set to 1024MB and 2 Processors. If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it. I'm guessing I have a setting wrong or something? Thanks in advance.