You may have to get updated drivers from your laptop manufacturer, and they may not regularly release updates. If Windows or the software itself tells you an update is available, it also doesn't hurt to take it. While there are some drivers that Windows doesn't automatically update, they're by and large covered. If you're having issues with your hardware, checking for a driver update is a great place to start troubleshooting. In general, you don't need to fuss about whether or not to update your drivers. With Intel getting more serious about integrated graphics performance, they have started releasing more frequent video driver updates, too. While most of these allow us to explore new features in our music library or help software run with more security, there's also the need to update so your computer can run what you want, period.