- OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion systems will have the necessary printing software already installed, or will automatically download and install software when the printer is connected or configured. Do not install software that came with the printer as it may be out of date, and do not connect the printer to your Mac yet. Follow the instructions that came with the printer to unpack, install ink or toner, and insert paper. Finally, use the instructions in this article to connect the printer to your Mac.
- Make sure the printer model is listed in Printer and scanner software, which is a comprehensive list of all printer models that have compatible software for OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion.
well to figure out your system version go to the top toolbar and click the apple symbol and then click "About this Mac". It will say the version right under the apple logo. Although you probably are running a diffrent os x all together. EX: Your have cheetah or jaguar and it need tiger.