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I keep getting this message when attempting to uninstall Java v13. I am already the administrator. How do I get rid of this assinine message and uninstall my program? Clicking on the message box shows this message:

Installed Updates

You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Java(TM)6 Update 13. Please contact your system administrator.
How do I contact myself?

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