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boot 1

1. A durable covering for the foot and part or much of the leg, usually made of leather, fabric, plastic, or rubber.
2. A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.
3. Chiefly British An automobile trunk.
a. A kick.
b. Slang An unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Used with the.
c. Slang A swift, pleasurable feeling; a thrill.
5. A Denver boot.
6. A marine or navy recruit in basic training.
7. Computers The process of starting or restarting a computer.
8. boots An instrument of torture, used to crush the foot and leg.
tr.v. boot·ed, boot·ing, boots
1. To put boots on.
2. To kick: booted the ball into the goal.
3. Slang To discharge unceremoniously. See Synonyms at dismiss.
4. Computers To start (a computer) by loading an operating system from a disk.
5. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
6. Baseball To misplay (a ground ball).

[Middle English bote, from Old French.]

boot 2

intr.v. boot·ed, boot·ing, boots
To be of help or advantage; avail.
1. Chiefly Southern & Midland US See lagniappe.
2. Archaic Advantage; avail.
to boot
In addition; besides: The new cruise ship was not only the biggest in the world, but the fastest to boot.

[Middle English boten, to be of help, from Old English bōtian, from bōt, help; see bhad- in Indo-European roots.]


The process of setting up all of the operating programs of a computer, section by section until complete and ready to operate.
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Invitation to tender : There are procured through the project perimeter following delivery, installation, collection, BootUp and dismantling work:
This utility provided as part of the Windows Sysinternals by the Microsoft gives the information about the programs which start running during system bootup or login and when you run various Windows applications.
The Startup Manager module now also offers a way to disable tasks scheduled in the Windows Task Manager for times other than PC bootup.
Chapters are organized in a linear way, from the bootup to device initialization and process activation, through discussions of process creation and execution (separately for process I and subsequent processes), to file operations (reading, writing, creation, installation, modification, closing and deleting).
8GHz Intel Dual Core Atom (Z2760) processor along with 2GB of RAM, and the fast bootup times promised by the 64GB SSD.
In addition, a USB quick view feature eliminates long computer bootup times and enables users to view content such as movies, video clips and pictures quickly and easily, the statement said.
Atlantis claims that ILIO for Citrix XenApp continuously optimises the storage traffic of the virtualised Windows Server throughout the daily cycle of re-provisioning, bootup and logon, reducing the amount of storage required by up to 90 percent and speeding up provisioning by 53 percent.
The PS3 system was also jailbroken, with the team managing to overwrite the bootup NOR flash, providing complete control.