When I updated my iBook from Mac OS X Tiger to OS X Leopard, I suddenly found that I couldn’t print on my old HP printer. When I got my Macbook Air running Mac OS X Lion, I was faced with the same problem, which was that I couldn’t get my HP printer to run.
I don’t remember having to install or download printer drivers when I first got my iBook running Mac OS X Tiger. I just plugged in my printer and it was ready to use.
But I suppose OSX Leopard and the succeeding OSs were cutting the fat where it can and preinstalled printer drivers were giving the OS larger footprints. So the solution was to have fewer printers installed.
What do you do to install the printer driver for your new OS? Read more after the jump.