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Printers and Devices page opens and immediately closes

Windows 10 virtual machine

Having issues with printing, attempting to print restarts explorer.exe, opening the page for devices and printers force closes immediately. trying to open the properties for a printer trough print management prompts the following error
"MMC has detected an error in a snap-in"
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Hello There

Run these basic commands:
sfc /scannow
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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Hi, this step has already been done, no issues were found
I have seen that happen when a print driver was corrupted.
You could try removing all printers and adding printers back in.
Is it possible to run System Restore?

Is it possible to replace HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns key from the working computer?

I've also read that enabling .NET 3.5 might sometimes help.
printer drivers have already been removed, system restore is the last option that I am going to try.
If printer drivers had been removed, that would mean no printer was installed, anymore.

Uninstall printers, reinstall one by one with current drivers and test. If no better, run an in-place upgrade of windows.
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