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In Windows, when you change a DVD+R drive's region, it removes a change from the available changes and when it gets to 0, it stops you from changing the drive's region. How can you bypass/change this limit? Don't say it's impossible. I know it isn't. It's simply not possible that the hardware itself blocks you from changing after the maximum changes.

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  • It may not be possible; I believe that the limit to region changes may be embedded in the drive hardware. Apr 20 at 18:56
  • Yes it is a firmware restriction stored on the optical drive, do some research on your drive model to see if there is a hack, bet there is.
    – Moab
    Apr 20 at 18:58
  • Is there a way to override it at a software level (such as a driver reporting a different region)? Apr 20 at 19:03
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    Use a library that bypass the whole region thing, e.g. libdvdcss
    – Tom Yan
    Apr 20 at 19:10
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    Instead of watching the DVD straight ahead, backup the content to a .mkv file using MakeMkv. This will bypass the region restriction and the next time you can watch the movie without having to insert the DVD. Just be careful, a „backup copy“ for personal use is legal but you mustn’t give a copy to anyone else Apr 20 at 20:00
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Flash it with a hacked firmware. If no firmware for your drive exists yet, reverse-engineer the firmware and hack it yourself. So it is not impossible, it's just extremely challenging.

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