How to change the Region Setting on your optical drive

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When playing certain DVDs in an optical drive, you may receive an error indicating the region settings or 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. Open Start.
  2. Search for Device Managerand click the top result to open the experience.
  3. Expand the DVD/CD-ROM drives
  4. Right-click the DVD or Blu-ray drive and select the Propertiesregion1.jpg
  5. Click on the DVD Region
  6. Select the correct region for the discs that you’ll be watching.region2.jpg
  7. Click the OK button

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