Printer Drivers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hovitos-way, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. hovitos-way macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2007

    I have just received my brand new MPB (wahoooo :D).

    I was considering reinstalling OSX so as t get rid of the programs/drivers that I won't be needing. However, I was wondering, if later on I need to print something using a printer that I don't have the drivers for, what will my MBP do? Will it search online for the drivers (like Windows) or will it just refuse to print?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. swmr macrumors regular


    Jan 22, 2008
    Penn State
    I think most printers will come with a disc that you can use to install drivers. Also, you can do some research to find which companies support Mac. I know my HP needed a driver update to scan to the computer, and HP has everything I needed on their website for a Mac user.
  3. hovitos-way thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Thanks for the help. But what if I am at a friends house or at university (where we have numerous different printers)...How would I be able to print then?


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