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    Question Unnecessary system drivers?
    I was looking the in the system files and i found what i believe to be drivers for hardware this Imac 7,1 does not have. There were drivers for video cards not in the mac and also a Expansion slot utility that when opened, said it was not meant to be run on this mac. Why does apple include these unnecessary drivers? I deleted them and no issues have been noticed; in fact idle memory usage decreased by around 100MB.

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    Unnecessary system drivers?
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Apple builds into the operating system drivers for compatible printers etc. Your iMac was released in August 2007 so much of what is included is now obsolete.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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