Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To install again; scat anew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To install again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To install again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb install again

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

re- +‎ install

Examples

  • So a reinstall is done pretty fast as I only have to install the OS, Dropbox and MS Office and I'm done.

    Separate Data From Windows On A Standalone Partition | Lifehacker Australia

  • I ended up having to uninstall Firefox, delete all the extra settings, etc., and reinstall from the ground up (including getting Flash Player V7). only real down part was getting all the settings back to where I had them, and the fact that my AdBlock list is gone.

    September 6th, 2005

  • The reinstall was a little more bumpy and by the end I had successfully convinced the little vaio that the WLAN card was not a WLAN card at all.

    in which I get Geeky…er | Mind on Fire

  • In other words, a well-maintained system may upgrade cleanly, but a system already in need of a reinstall likely won't (which is just as well, since a reinstall is the best thing for it).

    The Tech Report: News

  • A reinstall is a fairly drastic troubleshooting step if you ask me.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • Windows, Linux, all the same, a reinstall is the way to go.

    Slashdot

  • Windows, Linux, all the same, a reinstall is the way to go.

    Slashdot

  • Unless you are comfortable with using commands in single user mode, a reinstall might be the easiest option.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • The reinstall was a valid solution, and it obviously worked.

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

  • I do not know what the cause of the problem is and to cur things short I would suggest that a reinstall is the best resolution.

    PCLinuxOS-Forums

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