First things first, I already have a partition to install Ubuntu on. The laptop is a Toshiba Equium A210-1AS with Vista and Windows 8.1. I want to take 8.1 off and install Ubuntu instead. I know how to install Ubuntu so that's all good. Now to the question. Will I have to worry about drivers?
I would burn a LiveCD and verify that all the devices we working properly before I installed. This will allow you to hope back into windows and google for missing drivers.