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.
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.