are driver installs necessary?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btownguy, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    I got my first Mac (15" MacBook Pro) in late June, so I will be receiving my Snow Leopard disc within the next week or so. This will be my first reinstallation of OSX. I will not do an upgrade however - I'm still going to do a clean reformat/reinstall.

    So, is it necessary to do additional driver installations once you have finished installing OSX? I know on a Windows machine, after you install the OS, you really need to go through and install drivers for most of your hardware. I'm wondering how this works with OSX.
  2. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

    iPhone 62S

    Aug 18, 2009
    I think you might need to with printers, but not with cameras or anything, no.
  3. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    I was really just talking about the laptop itself - not any peripherals that I have installed after the fact.
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Hundreds of printer drivers exist in OS X. It is doubtful you'll even need drivers for them.
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    If you're just talking about the MacBook Pro itself, then no, you will not need to install any drivers. That's one of the perks of Apple creating the hardware and the software.

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