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Laptops travel, are they region free ?

Laptops travel a lot , are the DVD drives also set to a region?
Changing the firmware of DVD drive seems scary? Is there a secure way to do this ?

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  • internetcour Nov 04, 2008

    tried to copy my OWN purchased DVD film in Walmart region 4 to my USA laptop. region 1, DENIED even by decrypter and shrink . could not do it. Any suggestions.

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The DVD wont need a region setting.
Use a dvd player like videolan which is free and will play all regions all dvds etc. In fact its a great player. download it here and hey presto!!

http://www.videolan.org/

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Need dvd rom drivers


If you are using Windows OS, most of the CD/DVD Rom drivers are generic you do not need to install any drivers for the devices to function. If it is the firmware that need updating, go to the manufacturer support to download the firmware file to update your DVD Rom firmware.

If your Windows system cannot detect your DVD Rom, it could be your DVD drive had failed. Is the DVD drive settings for set correctly ie. if your DVD drive is of IDE interface. No settings is required for SATA interface.

Hope it helps.

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Changing d language from japanese to english


put Os cd or dvd into dvd\cd drive.
go into controll panel.
choose region and language ( the globe picture)
choose language tab.
you can change display and keyboard language of your OS.

Jan 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My Presario CQ61 has changed DVD zones the maximum number of times allowed. It is now set to a zone that prohibits me playing anything from Australia.


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I came across a web site called DVDRhelp.com which tells how to reset the region codes for software DVD players.
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/play
" Q: How do I make my DVD drive region free (remove region codes/country codes/zone locks)?
A: Use DVD Region-Free to make your region locked DVD drive and your software player region free. You can also 'patch' your DVD drives firmware, you can also try a patched DVD drive firmware (it is freeware, but may be a bit tricky and 'dangerous').
http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
http://forum.firmware-flash.com/dl_all.php
Q: How do I make WinDVD,PowerDVD,Win2k region free?
A: Use DVD Region-Free to make your software player region free. Or use DVD Genie (freeware) to make your software DVD Player region free.
http://www.inmatrix.com/files/dvdgenie_download.html "
Side note: firmware is "miniature" software which runs an electronic device. Some electronic devices have updatable firmware that can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site and re-programmed into the device. This is referred to as flashing the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) or EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory). A word of warning: if a firmware upgrade is interrupted due to a power outage or computer freezeup, the device may cease to function.

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My compyter is locked in to regin 2 but as I live in Australia and regin 4 is required,could you please help


Changing the DVD Region will allow you to watch or listen to CDs and DVDs made in other countries. To do this, follow these steps:

Note: Users can only change the DVD region code 5 times. After the 5th time, the region code is locked and cannot be changed anymore.

1. Takeout any CD/DVD from the driver
2. Select Start
3. Click Control Panel
4. Select System and Maintenance
5. Open the Device Manager
6. Click DVD/CD-ROM drives
7. Find the DVD or CD drive you want to modify and double-click it
8. Click the DVD Region Tab
9. Find the country the DVD was made and select it
10. Push Ok

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How can I reset tyhe region code on my dvd drive


Normally you have 5 changes allowed. However there are other solutions, you may be able to find a region free firmware solution or for a software
solution go to http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm or

http://www.tomdownload.com/dvd_software/dvd_fab.htm .

http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdrom/dvd_utils_2.shtml


Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 25, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Changing the DVD Region code


New DVD-ROM drives come with a firmware level RPC-2 with hardware protection. RPC 2 drives have a 5 change limit on regions, once the counter gets to 0 your drive is permanently locked to the last region it was set to. Even if you reformat or move the drive to another system it will still be locked to the last region. There are ways to get around it, some models have resetting tools made by 3rd parties to reset the change limit back to 5 and some also have firmware patches to remove the region lock.

The first solution is free VideoLAN player: click here to download VideoLAN. 

The second solution is free Remote Selector tool: click here to download Remote Selector. Launch remselec22.exe file. Click Control tab. Choose Enabled, and check all options Region Free, Disable Macrovision, Disable User Prohibition Click Start Player button, and try to play your DVD

Finally Load another firmware for your DVD drive which disables the region code protection.

Jan 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Hi, I have a TOSHIBA PORTEGE M800 laptop (brand new). As I live in Europe, Croatia, I use the region 2 DVDs, but also quite many region one and some, to my misfortune, region 3. Now to cut the long story...


well, un-install the dvd application software and install it again it will ask you the region and specify the correct on. you can also set the region on the setting tab.
the power dvd is the best application software for playing dvds, try it.

Dec 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Changing the DVD Region code


Go to My Computer, right click on the DVD icon, select Properties, choose the Hardware tab and DVD regions will be selectable there! Steve

Dec 12, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Changing the DVD Region code


since the changes remaining is set to 0, sorry to say that you cna no longer change this to a different regional setting, unless you reinstall the OS,

chances are you have selected the region previously, or somebody else.

The world is split up into 8 DVD regions:

Region 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
Region 3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
Region 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Region 6: China
Region 7: Reserved
Region 8: Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)


Old DVD-ROM drives came with a firmware level RPC-1. Software protection was used to control which region is played.

New DVD-ROM drives come with a firmware level RPC-2 with hardware protection. RPC 2 drives have a 5 change limit on regions, once the counter gets to 0 your drive is permanently locked to the last region it was set to. Even if you reformat or move the drive to another system it will still be locked to the last region. There are ways to get around it, some models have resetting tools made by 3rd parties to reset the change limit back to 5 and some also have firmware patches to remove the region lock.



How to bypass DVD region code protection ?

As we've said, a lot of newer drives are RPC-2 drives these days. Some of these drives don't allow raw access to the drive until the drive firmware has done a regioncheck. But some RPC-2 drives DO allow raw access, so in some cases it is quite possible to use a special software to bypass the protection:

The first solution is free VideoLAN player: click here to download VideoLAN. It might take a long time to initialize DVD. So just pop the disc in your drive and try it out, while you get a coffee.

The second solution is free Remote Selector tool: click here to download Remote Selector. Launch remselec22.exe file. Click Control tab. Choose Enabled, and check all options Region Free, Disable Macrovision, Disable User Prohibition as shown below:

or you can install one of this program:

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

In WinDVD: if a DVD from a region different than the default one is tried to be played, the dialog box for changing the DVD region code should appear. If that dialog box do not appear, check the region code set in the software:
Click Start, All Programs, Intervideo Win DVD, and Intervideo Win DVD.
Right-click the Win DVD window and select Setup or Properties.
Click the Region tab and check the region code selected.
If there is a 0 in the Changes Until Permanent field, the DVD region code will not be able to be changed again.
If a number from 1 to 4 appears in the Changes Until Permanent field, add a mark in the checkbox of the desired region and click OK. The new region will be set up.

In PowerDVD: the first time you insert a DVD title, to be played on PowerDVD, a small dialogue box will appear. It will set the region code to match that of the DVD title you wish to play. After this the program will be set. However, if you have a region free DVD-ROM drive, you have the option of playing DVD titles from different regions. PowerDVD will allow you to change the region code setting up to five times, and then it will be locked on the region you have listed on your fifth and last change. At that point you will only be allowed to watch DVD titles from that region. To change the region code, from the original setting, just insert the DVD title in your DVD-ROM drive and run PowerDVD. When the software recognizes that the disc is from a different region than what was previously set, a dialogue box will appear. For this example, the Current Region is Region 1. After changing from one region to another, I will have four changes left. The program detected the disc I inserted was from Region 2, so it selected this option. Once I click OK the Current Region will be changed to Region 2 and the DVD title will play.
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Aug 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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DVD REGION LOCK OUT


Hi,

Try this program. It is not free but gets the job done.

http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

May 10, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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