Definition of pre-install in English:


(also pre-instal)


  • another term for preload
    • ‘It is a legal requirement that pre-installed operating systems remain with a machine for the life of the machine.’
    • ‘The company has signed deals with the world's top hardware manufacturers to have its settings pre-installed on laptops and PDAs.’
    • ‘Linux is certified and shipped pre-installed on workstations but is not offered on Compaq desktops and laptops.’
    • ‘Red Hat is still in discussion with hardware vendors about selling machines with the software pre-installed.’
    • ‘Although I have bought several systems with Linux pre-installed from several different vendors, they were all web servers.’
    • ‘Are the machines going to come with Corel Linux pre-installed?’