Re: Windows: Add/Remove Programs
Look for the key
Are there any entries under that key? If not, they're gone...thats where the data is stored.
If there are entries there, look for one that has a displayname or other name thats longer than 30 characters. Those can prevent the add/remove programs tool from displaying ANY names. Observe the offender then delete that key. The rest should come back.
If none of this works, boot up in safe mode and see if you can see them.
If none of that works, I think you're stuck on a reinstall.
Try rebooting in safe mode.
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