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Installing just the printer drivers Install
When I installed OSX for the first time, I deselected the "Additional Printer Drivers" option to save drive space. However, when I purchased an Epson 777i last night, I didn't have the OSX drivers I needed, and you can't download them from Epson.

If you try to run the OSX installer from the CD-ROM, it prompts you to startup from the CD. If you start up from the CD and run the installer, it wants to reinstall ("update") the entire system. The solution is to double-click on the installer Package on the CD-ROM, located at:

Mac OS X Install CD/System/Installation/Packages/AdditionalPrinterDrivers.pkg

This launches an installer which just installs the additional printer drivers.

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Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 10, '01 01:55:48AM

Did you try first to actually run the OS X installer again? I have read elsewhere that it is a "smart" installer which will look for what you don't already have and should then install only that. If that's true, then running the installer again should relatively quickly supply the missing printer driver you need - no need to look for it on the CD.


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