DVD change from Region 1 to region 2

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DVD change from Region 1 to region 2

  • OK so i watched a region 1 dvd. Now i want to change back to region 2 but cannot. I have tried via the device manager but it says "unable to change region settings. The driver reports that it requires media of the destination region (region 2) so please insert appropriate media and try again"

     

    can someone please help me?

  • Do you have Region 2 DVD's?  Have you tried out what the message is suggesting and put one in to change the region setting?  If you don't have Region 2 DVD's, why would you want to change it to Region 2 anyways?

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  • Hi,

     

    I only have 1 region 1 dvd and wanted to watch it so i changed the region code. I cannot change the region code back again now. It only gave me 1 attempt. I have attempted to place a region 2 DVD  in to change it again but this has no affect. If I delete media player and download DIV X instead will this eliminate the problem?

     

    Rich

  • If the DVD drive has set itself to region 1 and will not switch back to region 2, I don't know whether there is any way to force it.  Most hardware is programmed to keep switching regions until they play the 5th DVD placed in them.  That then becomes the final region and no more changes are permitted.  It looks like you put in the region 1 DVD as the 5th DVD in the drive and that became the final region.

     

    I am not sure whether any software can force the DVD region to switch again, but you can google for a software called DVD Genie and see if that helps you. 

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    Inspiron 15R Laptop
    Intel Core i3-370M (2.4GHz, 4 Threads, 3MB cache) CPU
    4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
    500GB 5400rpm HDD
    15.6 Inch High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife
    Intel HD Graphics
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
    Integrated 10/100 Network Card
    8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
    Integrated High Definition Audio 2.2
    Dell Wireless 1501
    Integrated 1.3M Pixel Webcam
    6-Cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
    PA-12 65W Power Adaptor (19.5V, 3.34A)
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