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I CANT CHANGE THE REGION ON MY DVD, although I have 1 change left

\015 I changed my region code the other day to watch a foreign film, but was aware that i had another change left so would be able to change it back. But now I insert the region 2 disk (my home region), and WMPlayer (or the Dell Cineplayer) won't play it. It says:1.'Your system is set to region 1. To play this DVD , set your system to region 2, 4 or 5'. - I click OK and change the region to Region 2 (UK)2. The computer warns me that 'This is your last chance to change the region setting on your DVD. Are you sure you want to proceed?' - I click yes.3. Then an error message pops up saying 'Unable to update region setting. Please make sure the drive contains a region 2 media and you have administration privilege'. I click OK as there is no other option.--The problem is that I changed it before and no one else has an account on my computer so I must have administration privilege . Apparently I also have 1 change left, and I am inserting a region 2 disk. So why won't it let me change back to my real region? And how could I fix it?Thanks\015

Answers :

Try using a software called DVD Shrink to watch your DVDs on. But check if its legal to use in your respective areas.
\015\012You can see how many changes you have remaining by doing this.
"Right Click" on "My Computer" and select "Manage".
Select "Device Manager", expand your "DVD/CD-ROM drives", "Right Click" the drive model and select "Properties" and select tab called "DVD Region".
This will show you how many "Changes Remaining" you have and give you the ability to change the region (so long as you have available changes left).
\015\012Read this
Some manufacturers fix a region code in the windows registry.
Also you may be able to upgrade your firmware
of your dvd drive. (it may or may not start region count again but worth a try if nothing else will work.)
\015\012 also u cna try this
\015\012it is that now that it is fixed, it is fixed for good unless you "flash" the drive's frimware. Check out http://www.vcdhelp.com for extra firmware for some drives. OR
\015\012Try putting in a dvd which is not made for multiple formats (i.e. Region 1, 2, 3 etc.), for e.g. I put in a Australian comedy disc which is only made for region 4, it enabled me to change back to that region. Hope this helps. If you are having trouble finding whether a disc supports multiple regions just try experimenting with a dvd which you might think is local to your country.
\015\012or try this out ....
\015\012 you have to insert the DVD you're trying to play first, then try and change the region. It this might work.
\015\012Hope that helps!
\015\012or check this out
\015\012To change the region code, you must use a DVD disc that supports CSS
(Content Scrambling System).
\015\012look here:
You can flash the drive with region free firmware (best option if you know what youre doing)
\015\012you can reinstall os giving you extra tries.
\015\012or you can use a program called any dvd(free)which enable you to watch any region (safe)
\015\012flash is best if youre not sure or cant find software let me know and give your dvd details(firmware)
\015\012eg freecom dvdrw 523252
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