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JGray
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Yesterday, I started my upgrade to Windows 10.

My laptop overheated and shut down.

I retried.

My laptop overheated and shut down.

On the third try I put my laptop on stilts so the vents weren't blocked and set two cold packs on it.

The third try worked. It took about three hours to fully update.

I'm enjoying Windows 10 so far. The interface is clean and stylish. It doesn't seem to move slower and Cortana is a blast to play with.

What about you? Are you upgrading? Assuming you have a Windows machine, of course.

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JD
 

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I have two machines, a workstation and a gaming computer. Both are registered for Windows 10. Both inform me that Windows 10 is being rolled out in waves, and I'll be notified when my wave is ready... but not yet.  I'm sure I'll be notified at least a second before my wave crushes me into Narn dung. I look forward to it  ThumbsUp

  On a side note: Say J, have you explored your admin dashboard yet? Eh?






Submitted July 30, 2015 at 3:00PM



Lukkai
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Unsure as of yet. If I'll update, it definitely won't be until near end of the year at the least though. That gives them some time to find and correct some more bugs.

Submitted July 30, 2015 at 7:22PM



Seth
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I plan to install it on my desktop, try it out, and then maybe install it on my laptop (which would be more of a pain, because I'd need to expand the C drive first) if I like it or roll back to 7 if I decide it's a terrible OS.


By the way, anyone know why I keep getting redirected from this site to some gardening website?  It's been happening for a few weeks now.

Submitted July 30, 2015 at 11:37PM



JGray
 

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Seth, that is odd. I'll ask if anyone else is having that trouble.


JD, any ideas?






Submitted August 1, 2015 at 10:56AM



Fairportfan
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I just hit it coming to this page to read the comments, actually.

Submitted August 3, 2015 at 12:49AM



JD
 

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MysteriesoftheOrganics?

Yeah, it sounds like an ad redirect, most likely from a toolbar or some addon. Ads are targeted to preferences and past activity, so somewhere along the line you must have had a passing interest in gardening... or you've got a bug. Possibly a worm.

You can try disabling redirects in your browser, which may have the effect of you having to approve any page redirect, like after posting a comment here. You could also uninstall toolbars and disable browser addons. Probably not a virus, unless the gardening site is trying to sow seeds of corruption in your computer. Disabling redirects and addons should be pretty simple in Chrome or Firefox. If you're using Internet Explorer, well, the dark lord already has its claws in your soul.

Hope this helps!  Reading






Submitted August 1, 2015 at 11:53AM



verias
 

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Actually, it's happened to me, also. Same site, same odd redirect, typically after clicking on some outgoing link and opening it in a new tab (like comments) the main tab redirects to the gardening site.






Submitted August 1, 2015 at 3:00PM



JD
 

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Really?  Ok, strange. I'll go code diving then.

Possible it's a malware site infection, some unauthorized file was written to the site by a hacker... but a gardening site?  And why so rare?

Specific instances of occurrence would be helpful, such as "after visiting Y page I clicked on X link and..."  What you were wearing when it happened isn't needed, but pretty much everything else.






Submitted August 1, 2015 at 7:08PM



Seth
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I use an RSS aggregator that opens unread items in tabs, so every update, it opens one tab for the comic and one tab for the blog post.  And every time recently, one of those goes to the right place, and the other gets redirected.  I'll see what I can do about checking for problems on my end.

Submitted August 1, 2015 at 11:33PM



JD
 

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Thanks.

I've been over every file and redirect in the system, and can find nothing that would send someone to a gardening site.  All redirects, except a couple aimed at spammers, go to another portion of this same site.  The only thing I could think of that would cause a redirect intermittently would be an ad redirect, originating from one of the ad services on the site.  No other site on the network is experiencing this, as far as I can tell. I also checked the files on the site, and don't see anything unexpected.

More and more ad servers are using pop-overs, slide outs and redirects to put ads in your face because people are ignoring the ads.  I've noticed on a couple of other comic sites if I open the comments, especially in a new tab, I get a pop-under window with a survey, supposedly from my internet provider.

That's the only thing I can come up with, because in over a hundred thousand lines of code, that I personally wrote, there isn't anything that should send someone to a gardening site.






Submitted August 2, 2015 at 11:48AM



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