Its understood that most users or computer literit users decide they want fancy desktops windows, cool fades and colors. But if youve changed your mind and want better peformance try this!
1. Right click "My Computer" and choose properties.
2. Click on the advanced tab, and than performance settings.
3. You now are now in the visual effects tab, check adjust for best performance, and uncheck every squared box you see starting from "Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing, all the way down.
4. Click OK, OK, and resart computer to see the differnce in speed.