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How do I check my DVD drive's region settings in Windows 7?

How do I check my DVD drive's region settings in Windows 7?

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop. When I put a movie in the DVD drive, the video player starts up and tells me 'THIS DISC IS NOT FORMATTED TO PLAY IN THIS REGION'. I have changed the DVD region a few times in the past but while I was in Windows XP I changed the region to Region 1.

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Guest [Entry]

"Check to see whether or not the DVD drive is locked by a region code.

Drive Region Info is a simple freeware and portable tool that lets you know if your DVD drive is locked to any particular 'region'.

If your drive is locked after five changes you can use LtnRPC, a Region Free Utility for Lite-ON manufactured drives (your Sony DW-Q58A drive was manufactured by LiteOn) to reset the count or make the drive 'region free' altogether."
Guest [Entry]

"it's not located on the hard properties page of the DVD anymore

I opened up Device Manager, went to Properties for my DVD drive and there was a change DVD region option, same as there's always been?"