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Win7 Pro with Virtial XP - Shut Down Problem

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I have a Win7 Pro laptop that has been running fine with hibernation turned off and power options set to never turn off on its own.

On Monday, I downloaded and setup the Virtual XP mode from Microsoft’s site. I needed it to test an application at one client that will not install on Win7.  The Virtual XP install went ok and I wrestled with XP updates but finally got some updates installed. I can log into Win 7 and XP with no problem, but after about six hours of no use, the laptop shuts down or off for an unknown reason. I left it setup at my client’s office and intended to log into it remotely to work on other issues while I’m at my office.  When I try to login after an hour or two, there is no problem, but after about six hours, I can’t connect. I called the client’s office in the morning and the receptionist says “Yes, it’s off” and she turns it back on.  I’ve changed the power plan in Control panel to never shut down while on AC and I left it plugged in.

I use Logmein to connect remotely and I intend to use RDP also. Any suggestions on how to stop the shutdown problem?
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