Hi! I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro that had lion running on it, and thought to finally upgrade the OS. I tried various times to install el capitan, but it always got stuck in the end and shows me an error log, that installation could not finish. I have no understanding about what the log errors mean. So I had a time machine back up and reversed from there, but I made the mistake not including applications in the back up thinking it was saving space. Stupid of me, but it's already done. Now I get back to lion but have absolutely no programs so I can't open or do anything even if the files are there. I read some advice about just reinstalling the OS with recovery mode, but when I do that it starts downloading and installing el capitan again, which won't finish. So from where and how do I get the full lion with the original applications installed, or as I excluded the folder when making the back up, have I lost them? Of course I would be happy with any other working OS as well. What are my options, what can I do and how, to get my MBP working again, and restore my files from the time machine back up? I would be very grateful for any help! Thank you!