The legacy 4xxx series of cards do not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 8.1. Only the 5xxx series and above work. The cards do not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 8 either, but Windows 8 is more forgiving and reports are that the 4xxx series work, to a dimished degree.
Also keep in mind, that compaired to a desktop computer, laptops do not have much flexibility. The first thing a person should do when wanting to 'upgrade' to Windows 8 or 8.1 is to check with the laptop manufacturer to see if the laptop will even support it. Some that do, require a bios update. Most older laptops will not...no matter what Microsoft says.
Intel I7 960 @ 3.87ghz *Intel DX58SO *AMD R9 290 4gb *Corsair TX650M *2x4gb Corsair XMS3 *WD Black 1TB *Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit ***Asus N71Jq laptop *Intel I7 720QM Processor *Mobility Radeon HD5730 1gb *8gb Ram *Windows 7 64bit ** Toshiba P75-A7200 * Intel I7-4700MQ * Windows 8.1 64bit
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