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I had 3 laptops (one of which died and was buried honorably in the back yard) that were all dual-boot win 10 and linux mint. Replacing the system, that works well with win 10, I was unable to install mint because the touchpad was deactivated. I cannot sign on to wifi, nor make lasting changes to the touchpad driver, so I have a monoboot win 10. Why deactivate the touchpad ?? It's like taking the steering wheel out of a race car.

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For a very long time.

I've had to know which make and model then hit the web to learn how to enable some hardware or setup WiFi.

I can see why this may be challenging. Even I won't go near this issue given no make and model and even then you need to be on a Linux Mint forum.

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two things

Get a Panda wifi USB device that is known to work OTB with any of the 'Buntu derivatives such as Mint. One problem solved. Add a USB wired mouse to use for awhile. Problem 2 solved. Finally, get Mint users at their forum to help you get the touchpad working for you.

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I think you need professional help for this.

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USB Mouse

Use alternative of the touchpad by using a USB mouse. Then you can easily do whatever you want to do while installing Linux mint.

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Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Ubuntu or Debian that strives to be a "modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.

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