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  • adj. Of software, already installed on a personal computer at the time of purchase.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of preload.


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  • They came with Windows XP in Korean preloaded, which, of course, is of little interest to me: formatted the drive of mine completely and threw Ubuntu on.

  • The notice, a copy of which was seen by The Wall Street Journal, says PC makers must ship PCs to be sold in China as of July 1 with the Green Dam software "preloaded" -- pre-installed or enclosed on a CD.

    China Squeezes PC Makers

  • PeeWee Power Laptop is aimed at kids aged between 4 and 8; it's both ruggedized (including a spill-proof keyboard) and comes with 15 educational software titles preloaded onto its 160GB hard drive, along with Windows XP.

    Electronista | Gadgets for Geeks

  • At only $120, it is the least expensive eReader offered by Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders, and it ships with 100 classic titles preloaded on an - Tablet PC Reviews and News

  • Meanwhile, social-media sites looking to boost mobile use are clamoring for the coveted "preloaded" position, where a carrier or handset maker sells a device with the app already installed and perhaps easily launched.

    Social Media, Phones Ally

  • I think there are other games on the market that would not have come in for the same kind of preloaded hostility even if players did the usual forum groaning about things.

    News Links

  • Polished period charms are matched with a host of modern touches in all 13 suites, such as preloaded iPods

    Reuters: Top News

  • Many new PCs sold today are shipped with 64-bit Windows 7 preloaded, meaning they are not at risk, according to Microsoft's Security Advisory.

    EarthWeb IT Management News & Views

  • Verizon Wireless said the problem was caused by a "data acknowledgement" session sent by software preloaded on some phones, triggering a charge for customers who didn't have a data plan.

    Verizon Wireless to Pay 'Mystery Fee' Refund

  • If you don't have an iPhone, pick from any of the other lesser games preloaded on your phone.

    Tales of the Road


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