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My MacBook somehow stuck on Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 (Build 12A256). I downloaded the Golden Master as well as the retail .dmg and tried to install them. The computer does stuff, restarts, but is still on 12A256. I also don't get the 10.8.1 Update in the App Store and if I download it manually and try to install it all I get is:

OS X update cannot be installed on this disk. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update

Do you have any idea how I get out of this mess without a clean install (because that's kind of tricky because I have 2 hard drives)?

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closed as off topic by CajunLuke, Stu Wilson, patrix, daviesgeek, jmlumpkin Sep 21 '12 at 12:58

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That’s odd. I installed retail over DP 4, and it works flawlessly. The only difference was that I installed from a USB drive, rather than the traditional app based method. –  duci9y Sep 5 '12 at 14:28
    
Thanks, using an USB-Stick I got some interesting log files and after some googling I found out I had to reset my PRAM. –  udo Sep 6 '12 at 9:15
    
Will you accept that as an answer? –  duci9y Sep 6 '12 at 9:41

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After resetting my PRAM using Command ⌘+Option ⌥+P+R at boot I could install the update using a bootable USB drive.

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Try running disk utility on your hard drive first then try the update. Take a look at this link, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1782

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As I wrote resetting my PRAM worked for me :) –  udo Sep 10 '12 at 15:06
    
You know, on unknown reason reseting PRAM does not work for me... –  Antonio Sep 10 '12 at 20:15
    
While the link you posted may answer the question, it is best to summarize the contents of the link in your answer, then provide the link for reference. Links have a tendency disappear over time, leaving a non-applicable answer for those who may stumble upon your answer in the future. –  daviesgeek Sep 28 '12 at 5:28

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