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windows vista media center edition

by peter b vasak / March 25, 2009 7:29 AM PDT

I recently both HP dv7 1270 model with Vista64 Home Ultimate O.S. I also have older HP dv7 XP, P4, with a media center on which I can play back any DVD from ANY region. The older media center recognize a
DVD and play the DVD regardless if it is recorded in PAL or from any region. The new Vista with the media center tells me that I must
switch to region (2) and that I can do it ONLY 4 times. I do not know what
it excactly means. I would like to play as many DVDs from ANY regions
on my new computer and as many times as I can do on my older loptop with XP. Can you tell me what can I do to achieve that? Thank you very much.
Peter B.

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Region limitation
by anmor / March 25, 2009 9:03 AM PDT

I believe this to be a drive limitation not Vista, if not I stand corrected.
No doubt someone will respond.

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Changing the region message
by lacsr / March 25, 2009 9:20 PM PDT

that Vista is telling you is on the DVD drive. You can only do that for a total of five times and then it is locked. That particular limitation has been around for a long time. Therefore, if your older computer does not give you that warning and continues to play DVDs from different regions, someone must have loaded a "regionfree" software to allow that. Google is your friend.

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