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How do i change my laptop dvd region if i have run out of tries or changes? I checked and you cannot change the region even if you reinstall windows or move your DVD drive to a different computer.

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No possbility at all to change after the 5 change limit..

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My fiancee has locked her laptop DVD system to region 3 and wants to change this back to Region 2 Please


"PROCESS IN WIN XP"

To Change the DVD SYSTEM Region open MY COMPUTER-- RIGHT CLICK TO THE DVD DRIVE ICON -- CLICK ON PROPERTIES--CLICK ON HARDWARE--HERE AGAIN SELECT THE DRIVE WHICH YOU YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE REGION AND CLICK PROPERTIES--- NOW CLICK ON DVD REGION --In this page you'll find many country name so now select yours country and click ok.

CAUTION: YOU CAN CHANGE THE REGION A LIMITED NUMBER OF TIMES. AFTER CHANGES REMAINING REACHES TO ZERO, YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE REGION EVEN IF YOU REINSTALL WINDOWS OR MOVE YOUR DVD TO DIFFERENT COMPUTER. MAXIMUM CHANGES CHANCE ARE 5 TIMES.

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My compaq laptop says i cant change the region


You only can change this setting 5 times, then it is locked. You can not change the Region code after this even if you reinstall Windows, or move the drive to another computer. You can try upgrading the Firmware for the drive from the Compaq / HP Support page for your product. If that does not work, you will need to replace the drive, or download and install a Region Free software like AnyDVD or DVD Region Killer.

Jan 09, 2010 | Compaq (158165-001) DVD Drive

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Laptop dvd drive region locked in R1, need to be mostly R2


keep in mind you can only change the region 5 times and cannot change it anymore after that (regarless to windows reinstallation , its a hardware thing) you might wanna consider purchasing "dvd region free" or use a 3rd party region free firmware to bypass that

dvd region free - http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
3rd party firmware - http://www.rpc1.org

Dec 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Region Code Error


did you check on how many times you have changed the region.. if you have not yet changed try uninstalling the drivers of your dvd drive from device manager, restart the system and windows will update the drivers automatically. try doing that if your os is xp

Feb 10, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Jet Black

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I CANT CHANGE THE REGION ON MY DVD, although I have 1 change left


you can flash the drive with region free firmware (best option if you know what youre doing)
you can reinstall os giving you extra tries.
or you can use a program called any dvd(free)which enable you to watch any region (safe)
flash is best if youre not sure or cant find software let me know and give your dvd details(firmware)
eg freecom dvdrw 523252

Jan 26, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

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Dvd region


if you reinstall windows it will reset firmware...better option download and install any dvd (software "any dvd")this will allow any region to be viewed..so dont have to set region any more.
ps I wouldnt of set region code to any particular region cos of the fact you only get so many tries before it locks and sometimes its permanant if I was gonna do anything it would be to flash it with region free firmware.

Jan 06, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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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.
hope this helps dont forget to mark my solution pls

Aug 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Trying to change region to 2 but it has locked me out is there a code i need


I think you can change that by
1.right-click on your DVD and select properties.In properties window
2.under Hardware tab,select your DVD and again click properties button below.
3.Here you endup at DVD properties windows, go to DVD Region tab,from here you can change your region by selecting country and click ok.

Bye,takecare.

Apr 17, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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Trying to change region to 2 but it has locked me out is there a code i need


you can only change ur region codes a few times then ur drive becomes locked to the last reset.then youll need to reflash ur drive with firmware.theres a program u can get(free)called any dvd which gets around region codes.
I personally would reflash firmware.this sets drive to "0" which is all regions.
simple precedure.locate firmware,download it,write it to a cd,insert cd which then reflashes auto.remove cd.

Mar 26, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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DVD REGION LOCKED


To change this setting, follow these steps:
  1. Insert a DVD from the region you want set on your drive.
  2. Launch the DVD player software and click Play .
  3. If the DVD is from a different region than your current drive setting, a message will come up asking if you wish to change the region.
  4. In the Region Change window, you will see several circular buttons next to the regions. The ones that are highlighted white are the ones available on the current DVD you have inserted in the drive. Select one of these buttons and click OK .
  5. Your region code has been changed; you can now play the DVD.

Feb 21, 2008 | HP Compaq nx6110 PC Laptop

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