Before paying for a update to Windows 8.1 from XP...or even updating from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on your laptop...make sure your laptop supports the upgrade. Failure to check could lead to no compatible drivers. This holds true for all laptop brands. Every manufacturer has a "can I update to..." in its support section. Amd says..
"" If the current operating system is not the version originally installed on the notebook it may not meet all requirements and compatible graphics drivers may not be available. Please refer to the notebook manufacturer for supported operating systems and drivers.""
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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