This is almost certainly not the result of the keyboard layout chosen by default (generally desktop), but of the laptop having its function keys mapped to media and other control functions by default. You do not mention the make and model, so I can't offer any specific assistance to change that such that they act like function keys instead without it.
The F N key is generally on the lower left side of a US keyboard, most often the second key in on the lowest row. The most common order, from leftmost until you hit spacebar, is CTRL, F N, Windows Key, ALT, then spacebar.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
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