First, make sure your computer supports the upgrade to 8.1. Not all do. If it does support it, the the manufacturer has drivers for it. Check for bios update as well...very common. Also, go to Windows Update and install the updates available, especially look at the 'suggested' and 'recommended' updates.
How can I give you a link when you haven't said what laptop you have? Give us the manufacturer and the model.
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