I am running win 7 home premium, and now I see my windows and features list is always empty, i tried many solutions but nothing did it.
I tried this last thing but failed to solve as well
Now, this is an old post. But if other run into it. Try (command should be run as admin)
Different things have worked for different people and it's most likely connected to what is causing the trouble for that individual. Any number of corrupt files etc could be the issue.