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Region limits hello, i have apparently used up my 5 changes of region on my pc, using winDVD, and now it is set to region 1 permanently, and as most of my dvds are region two, im really worrying about what to do. i was wondering if there is anything at all that can be done to help me? do you know of any way i can side step this problem, via taking it to a professional or buying software or anything?? thank you!

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The settings are all in arabic and i want to change it to english.


The following steps explain how to change computer language to English in Windows XP.
1. Open Control Panel and double click on the Regional and Language Options icon.
2. In the first tab, Regional Options, select English (US), English (UK), or any other English (there are many versions of English pre-loaded) as per your wish. The option is available in the first drop down list under Standards and Formats (see Fig 1). You may also click the Customize button next to the drop down to customize the format of date, time, currency etc.
3. Click on the next tab, Languages and then click the button labeled Details. In the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box, you can see all the installed languages. Select English in the list of available languages under Default Language Settings (Fig 2).
4. To create a keyboard shortcut for switching among installed languages, use the Key Settings under Preferences (Fig 3). Please note that you can also use the Language bar to switch among languages. Click OK to close the dialog box.
5. To set English as the default language for the particular user account, click on the Advanced tab of Regional and Language Options dialog box. Make sure English is being displayed in the drop down box and check the last option in the dialog box (See Fig 4).
6. Click OK to close the dialog box and logoff for the settings to take effect.


Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/46362.aspx#ixzz1HJ2GSGTU

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My Presario CQ61 has changed DVD zones the maximum number of times allowed. It is now set to a zone that prohibits me playing anything from Australia.


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I came across a web site called DVDRhelp.com which tells how to reset the region codes for software DVD players.
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/play
" Q: How do I make my DVD drive region free (remove region codes/country codes/zone locks)?
A: Use DVD Region-Free to make your region locked DVD drive and your software player region free. You can also 'patch' your DVD drives firmware, you can also try a patched DVD drive firmware (it is freeware, but may be a bit tricky and 'dangerous').
http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
http://forum.firmware-flash.com/dl_all.php
Q: How do I make WinDVD,PowerDVD,Win2k region free?
A: Use DVD Region-Free to make your software player region free. Or use DVD Genie (freeware) to make your software DVD Player region free.
http://www.inmatrix.com/files/dvdgenie_download.html "
Side note: firmware is "miniature" software which runs an electronic device. Some electronic devices have updatable firmware that can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site and re-programmed into the device. This is referred to as flashing the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) or EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory). A word of warning: if a firmware upgrade is interrupted due to a power outage or computer freezeup, the device may cease to function.

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Ijust spend £1000 on a sony vaio f series because it as blu-ray dvd player, on purchasing a blu-ray disc it doesn't play. why do I have to go out and buy new software for it to play blu-ray,I might as...


Hi David
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Corrupt or incompatible language id


you must change regional setting :
1. click start-control panel-regional setting-change your languange setting and other

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My computer cannot play all kinds of DVD because of region, how to install region


Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click Classic View
Click System
Click Hardware
Click Device Manager
Expand the 'CD/DVD' part of the "tree"
Double-click the DVD device
Click the 'DVD Region' tab
Select a region.

Or, keep your current DVD in "Region 1",
and install another DVD-reader, and set it to your "other" region.
Use "Region 1" DVD-disks in your first device.
Use the other DVD-disks in your second device.

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Even after i have installed arabic languages in my pc i cant find arabic when i reach Add option in Details in Languages. i have installed arabic language using xp cd after that when go in Control panel...


u want to change interface or just typing.....

if typing then do this step

control panet,regional setting u know that

in regional setting change english(unitedstate) to arabic(saudiarabia) any country u want

apply this n restart ur pc

if interface

then u need to install multilanguage for xp

follw this link

www.topshareware.com/multilanguage...xp-arabic/downloads/1.html

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Just bought new desktop pc in turkey after it was installed i went to use it and diccovered everything was in turkish i am english living in turkey. i am having problems getting it converted to english...


Which type of OS are u using? if it is windows OS i'll advice u 2 do system restore with ur installation CD in GUI mode& nt in DOS mode, from there ask u 2 select the preffered language of ur choice.

or

The only control you have in your OS is to change the language options in the "regional settings". This will allow you some limited language support.

Here is how to access this setting in Windows. Click Start,Control Panel, then on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Regional and Language Options.

Or LAST Option

Just Buy a English Version OS!!

Feb 09, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Changing the DVD Region code


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.

The first solution is free VideoLAN player: click here to download VideoLAN. 

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 Click Start Player button, and try to play your DVD

Finally Load another firmware for your DVD drive which disables the region code protection.

Jan 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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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.
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