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How do I Unlock Laptop DVD Region?

12/07/2017 12:49 PM

My daughter has a Acer Aspire E 15 laptop. We live in the uk but she travels the world and on a recent trip to the USA she bought a DVD, when she got back to the uk she watched it a few times then got the following message "1 chance remaining before region will change". Her region is now permanently changed to region 1.

Meaning she can no longer watch region 2(uk) dvd's.

Didn't know that was a thing, is there any way to unlock this?

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Re: How do I unlock laptop dvd region?

12/07/2017 12:55 PM

You didn't say what the OS is. Here's a couple from Google.

How to Make a Laptop DVD Drive Region-Free | Techwalla.com

How to Change DVD Drive Region Code in Windows 10: 9 Steps

And: How to change DVD Region in Windows - Lenovo Support

Fig.1

The world is split up into 7 DVD regions (see Fig.1). 1-6 shown on the above map as well as region 0 will play on all drives.

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Re: How do I unlock laptop dvd region?

12/07/2017 1:05 PM

Opps that would help wouldn't it, she is running Windows 10.

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12/07/2017 1:17 PM
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Re: How do I unlock laptop dvd region?

12/07/2017 1:28 PM

You mean to tell me that some stuff actually works in Windows 10?

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12/07/2017 1:45 PM

Yea, usually the stuff you don't want! Like naff changes to DVD regions.

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12/08/2017 9:13 AM

What was the purpose of setting up these restrictions? I didn't know about this but then I'm not travelling anywhere outside the US.

Except maybe things like music by Dire Straits isn't allowed in the UK regions.

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Re: How do I unlock laptop dvd region?

12/07/2017 1:29 PM

Go to:

settings...time and language

select region and language

click on country desired in dropdown menu

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12/07/2017 11:06 PM

When I installed brand-new DVD drives with the driver-software from the OEM (original equipment manufacturer), the instructions that came with it specified the limited times the region can be changed. If this is what you're facing, it doesn't matter what OS you use. You have to know how to hack the specific hardware's firmware. That's easier said than done.

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12/08/2017 9:54 AM

On my PlayStation 4 games there is encoded on the discs regional codes. In order to use discs encoded with other regions I would need to buy a PlayStation for that region. It's all about money, who got's it, who wants to control it and who wants more of it.

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