Having DVD Region Playback Problems in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)?

Posted: February 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

After installing Windows 7 SP1 and attempting to play a DVD in Windows Media Center, I received an error that the disc was not formatted for my current region. This obviously wasn’t true, since I was playing a Region 1 disc (United States) and before my upgrade, all discs played fine. So, here’s how I fixed it:

  1. Close Windows Media Center
  2. Attempt to play the disc with another DVD playback app, such as Cyberlink PowerDVD
  3. Close the other playback app, which should play the disc successfully.
  4. Relaunch Windows Media Center.
  5. Done!

Please let me know if this works for you Smile



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