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When I try to change the region for my Laptop's DVD player, it tells me that it can't as I need to put a DVD of that region into the drive, or that I'm not the administrator. But I am the administrator, and the whole reason I tried to change the region was because there was a DVD of that region in the drive! So I don't know what it's complaining about. And I do have one more change available. Any suggestions? I know I can unlock the regions, but that's way too complicated for a ludite like myself. Thanks!

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  • websterspare Apr 18, 2009

    Thanks Nitruslnc, I've tried that, but I get the same message. It says I can't because I'm either not the administrator or the media in the drive isn't the right region (which it is).

    Thanks! I've got another interum solution, but it would be nice to sort it out!




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Assuming you're using XP, you can change your region code in the Device Manager.

Press and Hold Windows Logo Key + Press Pause ( OR right-click My Computer > Properties)

Click Hardware tab > Click Device Manager.
Find your DVD from the device list and right-click on it, click Properties
Click DVD Region tab.

You can change your region here, but make note of how many changes you have left. There should be an info field indicating how many changes are remaining. If it's "0" you're out of luck. If it's "1" you can change it, but be aware that when you do, this will be the last change.

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