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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to Change DVD Region Settings

When playing certain DVDs in an optical drive, you may receive an error indicating the region settings for your drive are incorrect for that particular disc. The following guide will show you how to change the region settings to match the correct region.

  1. Click Start. Right-click on Computer and select Manage.

    Select Start button
  2. Click Device Manager on the left.

    Open device manager
  3. Expand the heading for DVD/CD-ROM drives.

    Select DVD drive
  4. Right-click on the desired drive and select Properties.

    Open device properties
  5. Click the DVD Region Tab.
  6. Select the desired region and click OK.Note the warning regarding the remaining changes to this setting.

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