Definition of reinstall in English:


Syllabification: re·in·stall
Pronunciation: /ˌrē-inˈstôl
(British also reinstal)

verb (reinstalls (or British reinstals), reinstalling, reinstalled)

[with object]
  • 1Place or fix (equipment or machinery) in position again.
  • 1.1Install (computer software) again: I reinstalled the program
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    • If the same version of the software is reinstalled on the same computer, no new license is required.
    • Once it's uninstalled, you can reinstall the software in hopes of removing the error message.
    • Instead he loudly and very confidently instructed me to uninstall, reboot and reinstall the software, then reboot again and call back if it still doesn't work.


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  • An act of reinstalling something, especially software: try performing a “clean” reinstall of your system software
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    • In fact, a reinstall of the OS was required, as various system files became corrupted.
    • I was able to begin some benchmarking at 222FSB, but as soon as SiSoft started up, we had a system crash serious enough to force a reinstall of Windows.
    • Those scores will vary a bit from today's, due to a reinstall of my OS recently, but the comparison is pretty accurate between the old and new detonators.



Pronunciation: /ˌrē-instəˈlāSHən/
More example sentences
  • Gallery reinstallations have certainly been done before, but never quite like this.
  • After processing, a 20-minute task involving removal of data from the hard drive followed by the reinstallation of a basic operating program, the computers are shipped by container.
  • The reinstallation of works from a museum collection by a contemporary artist has become a familiar practice, usually resulting in a rather predictable institutional or sociological critique.


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  • This is a software download source for reinstaller shareware, freeware, demos.

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