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    Help Upgrading From Server
    hi,

    i recently purchased a used mac pro that has server 10.6.8 on it.
    i want to use lion 10.7 but not the server version.
    when i try to install 10.7 by dvd it won't let me.
    how can i update the system by dvd without formatting and losing all my programs?

    thanks

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    bump up

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    Your best bet is to back it up with time machine, wipe it and install Lion then bring your programs back with migration assistant - which will kick in when you launch a fresh Lion install
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    thanks, i'll give it a try.

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