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DVD drive ''Free'' Region code does not play Region 1 DVD


I have a new Acer aspire 5536 notebook. When using Acer Arcade Delux to play a movie it says that the Region code is incorrect. The computer DVD is set at ''FREE'' and the dvd Region code is 1. The movie plays ok when I use Windows Vista media player. Can you advise how to get Arcade to see Region 1 without changing the Region Code? I am only allowed 5 changes.
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You cannot see region 1 movies unless you change the region code, its designed this way as an anti piracy measure.

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