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Region Codes I am in the USA. I have received some Videos from the UK that I need to transcribe for my customer. I had told my customer that I was able to change the region code from US to UK on my DVR. However, the DVD's are here and I went in and tried to change the code, which by the way is the first code change I have made and it is telling me "unable to update region setting, make sure the drive contains region 2 media and I have administrative privleges". The media is in the drive and I am the administrator. Please advise on what I need to do. Help I am in a hurry, this is how I make my income with transcribing. Thanks so much in advance. Lee Anne

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  • Lee Anne Ferguson Feb 25, 2008


    Thanks for trying, but this will be my first region code change. I still need help.


    Lee Anne

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I believe the utility that Compurepair is referring to is DeCSS - and while I'm not familiar with it, it seems it will remove regional encoding from a DVD's files. You can download it here: - the file you want is the first one listed,

I'm not familiar with how to use this utility, but if you have any problems with it just post them here - I'm sure one of our Experts can help you.


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In an emergency situation. heres your solution.
any Rom drive inserted into a PC, has a set amount of user changes. Some have 3 Some have 5 or So.
This was obviously, your final change.
Leave this one set as Region 2 ( UK PAL ) Purchase another Drive Now. Set it up on the same Or Different IDE Channel.
Set This Drive To Region 1 And Do-Not Change It.
You then have 1 region 1 Drive, And 1 Region 2 Drive.
This Way, you can also transfer from region 1 to region 2 encoding, On Each Individual Drive.
Only way, if your vendor Changes are at the End.
Hope this is a Succesful Fixya For You.
Mike @ compurepair.

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  • Mike Waldron Feb 25, 2008

    Lee Anne,

    don,t rate this comment at all please, your destroying my credability on this site.

    The Computer is telling you. Unable to update Region Settings.

    self explanatory, you,ve used up your vouchers, this isn,t a toy or a handbag or pair of shoes.

    You can,t change them anymore. You,ve changed your last change, whether it was 1 3 or 54 It,s saying No-More Changes.

    Look on the internet for a piece of software, Such As CSS which will enable your No-More Changable Drive To Become Multi-region. you can record any region then.

    if not Buy another DVD Rom.

    Don,t rate this at all.

    This is my final Post on this Topic.



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