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I bought a Toshiba Satellite A300 laptop in Edmonton Canada in April but I live in Dundee Scotland and I keep getting the message 'You are on Region 1, change to Region 2 or 4'. But when I go to Regional Settings there are no Region numbers, only countries. I have tried Uk and Canada but no joy. How can I run DVDs on my laptop in Scotland? Thanks, Donald


Answers :

On Windows, up to XP, the DVD region is set according to the initial setup, and the value is stored in the following registry entry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\ System\\ CurrentControlSet\\ Control\\ Class\\\015\012<CDROM GUID>\\ <instance number>\\ DefaultDVDRegion (binary)

On XP and Vista you can change the region, either manually changing the value above, or using the device manager to access the DVD properties, in that case follow the method below:

How to change the DVD region in a Windows XP

How to change DVD region in Vista.


On Vista you may be preveted from changing settings because of Vista stronger security features. Often in this case it is better to use a software to make the DVD drive region free.

Below region change software:

DVD region free


If you do not want to change DVD region you can also use the Any DVD burner and player, that will work on all DVDs regardless region settings: www.SlySoft.com.

Alternative free player: RioDVD Region Free Player.


All the best.

G.


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