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How do i change the region code on my comuter. I just bought a DVD which said it was compatiable with all region codes however i cannot play it on this laptop. I have gone into properties - DVD region tab but cannot set my dvd region code to the new zealand region. The chages remaining are 0. Can i change to a new region? if so how please. Thankyou decoder.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2 I have a similar problem, but more complicated. I changed my region code the other day to watch a foreign film, but was aware that i had another change left so would be able to change it back. But now I insert the region 2 disk (my home region), and WMPlayer (or the Dell Cineplayer) won't play it. It says:
1.'Your system is set to region 1. To play this DVD , set your system to region 2, 4 or 5'. - I click OK and change the region to Region 2 (UK)
2. The computer warns me that 'This is your last chance to change the region setting on your DVD. Are you sure you want to proceed?' - I click yes.
3. Then an error message pops up saying 'Unable to update region setting. Please make sure the drive contains a region 2 media and you have administration privilege'. I click OK as there is no other option.
--The problem is that I changed it before and no one else has an account on my computer so I must have administration privilege . Apparently I also have 1 change left, and I am inserting a region 2 disk. So why won't it let me change back to my real region? And how could I fix it?
The region code in computers is limited by hardware, the player and not windows controls that.
You can circumvent hardware issues altogether with Remote Selector (www.remoteselector.com).
Just download, install and follow the instructions on the web. No more worries about what region the player is set at. Boom, it's gone and you can bypass all the other messages and warnings.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Well you could go to start / settings / control panel / system / hardware / device manager / expand where it says CD Dvd Drives / Rightclick your drive then go to properties...... In the region tab you can change your region code. Just a note you can change the region code only 5 times. The last time you change will be locked to that region. You can also buy software known as Any DVD to set the code to 0 ...... so you dont need to change at all
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Legally, the only way to resolve your issue is a new drive, the region code in the drive has been locked in the firmware and cannot be changed by normal means (You can search google for DVD region Code Cracks, but it is not recommended no legal)
Antipiracy laws mandated a limit to the number of times the Region code can be changed (5) and if you are going to be playing a lot of media from different regions, then get another drive and set it to one region (and mark the region on the drive) and use this for the other
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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