How to change the region

Question

I have a laptop that I purchased in the United States. I am over in the UK for a few years and have been watching DVD's on my PC for the past few months. Now when I go to watch it, I get that I must change my region. So I press to do that and I get a warning that states that I cannot undo this even if I reconfigure the operating system!

Does anyone know a way around this? Most of the DVD's that I will be watching will be from this region so I don't want to switch it around and not be able to switch it back!

Answer

This question was answered on December 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can change the region by rightclicking on the dvd drive icon and selecting Hardware--> Properties then go to DVD Regions tab and change the setting Use PowerDVD software to watch the video without flip-flopping.

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 27, 2004