Originally Posted by Wout
You could also google for the make and type of your DVD drive. Combined with the keywords "region", "firmware" and "patch", you might just find a patch which can make your DVD drive region free.
If you're lucky, you then won't have to bother with the regions anymore, even when you would move the drive to a new PC.
Good luck !
I found one, but chickened out, because of all the dire warnings posted. Last night I downloaded a region-free DVD player, and it didn't work, so the next change I make will "lock in" the region. Oh, well. I usually only watch my "Law & Order" DVDs (region 1) on the laptop, as hubby refuses to watch the shows any more in English. We have a region-free DVD player hooked up to the TV, and he's getting a region 2 portable DVD player for Christmas, so it's not as if I'm not going to be able to watch my DVDs.