I'd been having this problem with every single PC I'd switched out (they had Linux). I'm new to Linux Mint, and I'm used to Windows desktop stuff. I'd come to the understanding that on Linux, you have to do more than just plug it in and go, and that's fine, but I've been running in circles trying to figure it out myself.
I tried using Terminal (having looked up certain codes to try to figure out what I'm doing), but it's like having to speaking a language I don't know, so I'd REALLY prefer not to go there.
So my question is: what's the installation process that I need to be aware of? Please be as detailed as possible, as I'm not technologically savvy.