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DVD REGION LOCKED

My DVDs region locked its self when i reinstalled windows and it does not want to change back. it says that there is 1 more chance but i have had no luck

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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.

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