You cannot "extract" programs to another disk.
Programs and accompanying registry entries...only occur when the program is properly installed. Cloning the drive captures all system aspects, including registry entries and settings, a clone is a literal copy of the drive.
In order for programs on a cloned hard drive to function...the entire cloned drive/partition must be restored/used, not part of it.
An additional situation would be the fact that laptops may use nonstandard boot systems and partitions...if these are not included in the replacement drive, I would not expect it to function properly.Ghost Explorer Info
<<So basically I want to know which option I should take.>>
Your decision, my friend
. If you read some of the links dealing with Ghost and Ghost Explorer...it seems like a crapshoot, IMO.
There are better cloning tools available today, IMO.