I am running as Administrator on Windows XP x64 SP2 all updates installed. When I go to Display Properties (right-click on desktop, choose properties), Appearance tab, Effects, uncheck "Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips:" and uncheck this to disable the productivity killing menu and window animations it works. Then about an hour later it re-enables itself. I can't for the life of me figure out how to disable it for good. Any ideas?