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Change DVD region code

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This is a tip explaining how to change the DVD region of you Computer DVD rom. The difficulty level is very easy, and will not take you more than 5 minutes.

REMEMBER, the region code can only be changed a couple of times, so, only change it when you are sure you need to.

To change the DVD region code, you can follow the steps explained below.

Firstly you will need to open "My Computer"





Now, you will need to locate the icon of the DVD/CD rom, and click on the "Properties" option.





Once the new window is opened, you will need to click on the Hardware tab at the top.





Once you are at the Hardware tab, you will need to click on the "Properties" option. A new window will now open.





Now you will be able to change the region settings. Once you have chose the region you want to change the setting too, you will need to click on "OK" to save the changes you have done.

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how can i disable my dvd region


You can not disable the dvd region you can only change it up to a maximum of 4 times. You need to go to device manager then on the dvd drive then regions. If you changed it more than 4 times you can not change it any more even if you put it in another computer. You can try going to the manufactures web site and see if you can update the firmware which may change reset the region.
Thanks for using FixYa

Jul 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I bought my dvd player from Malaysia but I am using it in Middle East where I am currently residing. Initially, we are able to play all dvds (which we bought original) but suddenly, it kept popping a message saying "Wrong Region".


Are you using WMP or any third party players to play the dvds ?

I suggest you to check if the DVD region code is set to one (US) or not. If not, change it to one.

The region can only be changed five times, before its set permanently.

How do I change my DVD region?

DVD movies are encoded for different world regions, and your DVD-ROM drive must be configured for the appropriate region in order to play the DVD.

If you have DVD-decoder software installed on your computer, you can usually change the DVD region setting in the DVD decoder program. Follow the instructions in the program's Help file for changing the DVD region setting.

If you have a software or a hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer, you can use Device Manager to change the DVD region setting in your DVD-ROM configuration:

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.

3. In the list of devices, double-click DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the DVD drive for which you want to change region settings, and then click Properties.

4. On the DVD Region tab, make the desired changes.

You must be logged on as an administrator or be a member of the Administrators group in order to change the DVD region.

Note that the DVD region for most DVD-ROMs can only be changed up to five times, and the number of changes still available is located on the DVD Region tab. If the tab shows that you can only change the setting one more time (Changes remaining = 1), you won't be able to play DVDs that use a DVD region that is different from your last selection. If you run out of opportunities to change the setting (Changes remaining = 0), contact your DVD-ROM's manufacturer to reset this value.

Also install DVD decoder as an issue with codec or DVD decoder could even cause the issue with DVD region code.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx (Also applies to Windows 7)

Mar 26, 2011 | Vacuums

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i have burnt 3 dvd's/cd and nothing on them. they are empty.; it doesn't read other dvd's either; i already tried to burn with 2 applications.


Hello Michael,

Either your burner is having issues (contact Asus support) or the option for a "test" burn is enabled in the burning software that you are using. Also make sure that you are using DVDs / DVD Media that is compatible with your burner (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, etc).

Aug 17, 2010 | ASUS A8F Notebook

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my pc dvd drive won't let me change region back


No its not a bug most DVD-ROM computer drives allow you 4 or 5 region changes first check your region code and number at DVD Region Info it will tell you region code Australia is 4 UK is 2 sand so one plus you region changes http://www.visualdomain.net/

I however do suggest removing your region code from your DVD-ROM using a region free firmwar or on your PC you can use http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm it is however a bit pricey the region 0 firmware hack would be better.

Dec 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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