Definition - What does Boot Up mean?
To boot up is to start up a computer system by providing it with the required electrical power and loading the startup services until the operating system is loaded. It refers to the process of starting a computer from a dead or offline state, thus making it available to perform any computing operation.
Booting up can also be called boot, booting, bootstrapping and system startup.
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