The YoungMinds website on CD-ROM is one big website that looks like this one [donnayoung.org] with the same familiar navigation.
YoungMinds being a site-cd indicates that it is a copy of donnayoung.org and that is what it is with some exceptions. The exceptions are listed below.
All that you need to use YoungMinds on CD-ROM is a computer and a web browser (pre installed on most modern computers). An online connection is only required to follow external links.
Like donnayoung.org, a PDF reader is required to open the PDF files. Some files on the cd require a word processor that can open DOC, DOCX, or RTF files. XLS and XLSX files require a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. I do not provide software.
V Planner seems to require Microsoft Excel; let's just say that it does to be safe. According to those who have tested it, V Planner will not work with Numbers.
Donna Young, April 5, 2012
CD-ROM was last updated January 2014
Latest Version: April 4, 2014 V Planner 4.2, High School V Planner V4.2, and Homeschool Lesson Planner V4 are ready for use. Download from the Member's area.
If you have an old version of YoungMinds CD-ROM, a special price is available for Returning Customers. Just contact me with your old ordering info (name, address) and I will send you the link to the special price ordering page. If the contact form is closed, as it often is, contact me using the email address that is on the cd-rom. The newer CD-ROM have a form from which you can contact me 24/7.
I have purchased your two previous YoungMinds cd versions. You have been the best source of helping me to organize my homeschool planners and portfolios. I have so many other resources but yours works the best for me. I can easily adapt, pick & choose what works for us. I am interested in the YM's CD 2009. What is it for returning customers? Thank you,again for your website and resources. You have taught me much. :)
To order through PayPal see the information below. The YoungMinds CD is shipped either first class or priority mail from Tennessee. The PayPal buttons are set up based on shipping preferences.
YoungMinds CD-ROM is shipped only to addresses in the United States of America.
It looks nearly identical to donnayoung.org. Click on the image for a better view. Below the home page image are 3 more screen shots.
What this product is:
The YoungMinds CD-ROM is a large web site on a cd-rom.
What this product is not:
YoungMinds is not a link-farm of internet resources but it does contain some internet links. It is not a computer program. It is not a complete curriculum, however you may not need to buy some things such as handwriting worksheets. It is not software that is installed, nor will it load automatically. see instructions This product is not professionally produced or outsourced. I, Donna Young, do all of the work on the CD-ROM and DonnaYoung.org.
Is it compatible with...
I have at home, Windows 98, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and the CD should work with all versions of Windows from 95 and up, including Windows 7.
It has been tested successfully by a third party on a G4 Power Book Macintosh running the OS X system; however, it does not always work on a Mac. I've heard from one customer whose Mac would not run the CD.
If, after you receive your CD-ROM, you find that it will not operate on your computer, please contact Donna immediately.
I don't live in the United States, can I buy your CD-ROM?
I apologize for not shipping outside of the USA, but no, I do not ship the cd-rom outside of the USA.
Some files will require that you have a certain program:
Purchasing this cd-rom grants you a single license to use the contents of the cd-rom for your personal use, for your students, for your at-home family, and for home education. Purchasing the CD-ROM does not give you ownership of the contents.
See License for more details.
If you have a computer in your classroom that you and your students use, then you may use this CD-ROM on your classroom computer as well as your home computer. You may not share the cd-rom or the contents of the cd-rom with another teacher or students that are not your own.
Method 1) Insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Go to My Computer or go to the screen that shows your computer's drives. WAIT for the CD-ROM-drive to finish loading. It may take longer to load than a commercial CD-ROM. Right-click the CD-ROM drive icon and choose Open or Explore. Choose the file named index.htm or any of the page files to start.
Method 2) Insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. WAIT for the CD-ROM-drive to finish loading. Open your Internet browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape, etc.). Choose to work off-line if asked. Choose- File > Open. Browse your computer for your CD-ROM-drive. Choose the file named index.htm or any of the page files and choose Open.
Windows XP and UP will search for an auto play program. Once it is finished, choose the option to "Open folder to view files" and open the index.htm or any of the page files.
The image below is a screen shot of the "root" of the website. This is what you should see or something like this when you load the CD-ROM and look at the files. As you can see, it is folders and web pages. Click on any of the web pages.
Note: AOL and CompuServe users may need to run the cd-rom from a plain internet browser and not from the browser supplied by AOL or CompuServe.