Do I need to update drivers and firmware on a new mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theRacerR8, May 8, 2010.

  1. theRacerR8 macrumors newbie

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    I've recently bought a brand new i7 macbook pro and I'm trying to get my head around converting from windows to mac. So far, I'm finding it a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

    My question is this: When you've just bought a new mac, do you need to update all the firmware and hardware drivers (CPU, GFX card, sound card, wireless etc) yourself? Or is this all handled for you by the system update?

    I've done the system update which I assume updates the OS and all the firmware. But is this all I have to do?

    Any input is welcome :)

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Software Update updates all other than 3rd party apps
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

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    Chances are you won't, but you never know. Run Software Update and see what turns up.

    Edit* as spinnerlys says.

    Edit Edit* and Hellhammer
     
  5. theRacerR8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, thanks guys. Just as I had suspected..
     

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