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Programs And Features List Won't Populate


Ok, now when i open up the "programs and features", it usually has all of the software or program stuff that is installed in a list, but this time, when i opened it, only 4 programs that i didn't need to look at were the only ones that were listed, i need help, because i need this list to re-populate like it is supposed to.

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Here's some screenshot that might help:

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