I have spent a lot of time setting up a speech recognition profile which would be a pain to do all over again. I have configured this on a Mac mini. Suppose I now wish to buy a MacBook Air. Would it be possible to transfer my entire current setup including software and settings across to a different hardware platform?

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    Do you have any reason to believe that Migration Assistant would not take care of it for you? I am not too familiar with the requirements of speech recognition, but unless special hardware is involved, I am not sure I see where problems might lurk. – Harald Hanche-Olsen Feb 14 '12 at 21:13
  • All-in-all recreating your environment isn't an issue. However, speech recognition profiles are generally tied to specific microphones, so you may find some retraining is necessary after a migration. – jaberg Feb 14 '12 at 21:21

Yes, it is possible to clone the OS between machines. SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner are the recommended ways to do so. Make sure both machines are on the same OS version (i.e. 10.7.3) before you do so.

However: Migration Assistant is really good. Try using it first. If that fails, then use SD! or CCC.

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