Change Region codes of a DVD drive

April 2018


It may happen that you need to change the region codes of your DVD drive/player/recorder in order to view a certain DVD.

Nowadays many video discs may are encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.

Change the region code of your DVD drive

  • Start,
  • Right click on My Computer
  • In the device manager,
  • Go to the category CD/DVD
  • Right click on your player
  • Properties
  • DVD Region tab,
  • You only have to select the desired region.

Changing region is a limited to a number of times. When the number of changes remaining reaches zero, you can not change it, even reinstalling

Windows or installing the DVD in another computer, it won't change anything.
Published by jak58. Latest update on September 22, 2009 at 04:18 AM by jak58.
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