re-imaging

(redirected from Boot image)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

re-imaging

(1) To re-install the operating system and applications on a computer. It implies formatting the hard disk and starting from scratch.

(2) To preconfigure a new PC by overwriting the pre-installed operating system with the same or different one, but combined with drivers, applications and settings required by the users. See cloning software.
References in periodicals archive ?
When the Network Boot images are maintained separately from the servers, CTRC can bring replacement servers online quickly by downloading the boot image across the network to another server.
- View and modify the contents of boot image files directly, without creating or accessing boot diskettes.
Easy installation - The CAStor boot image contains the appliance OS, server code and boots directly on bare metal from a USB key or from a network using PXE.