New EFI Firmware May Fix Parallels/VTI-x Issues (Nov 13, 2006)

Parallels Desktop
Some are reporting on the Parallels forums and elsewhere, that they are no longer having to do the “sleep trick” to get the Intel virtualization technology (VTI-x) to kick in for Parallels. You have to install the update and then power the machine all the way off – rebooting wont’ necessarily make it work properly.

Updated Firmware:
Mac Pro Update
iMac Update
MacBook Pro Update
Mac mini Update
MacBook Update

All of these updates do the following:

Fixes several Boot Camp, start up, and wake-from-sleep issues (except for the Mac Pros).

Also: Firmware Restoration CD v1.2