Windows’ Start Menu which has all the important options is a static menu that opens instantly when clicked on the Windows button. What you can do is improve the way it opens to something interesting to give a better and cool look to the system.
With a small and free app called Startmenu Animation, you can add the animation effects to the Start Menu so that the menu will now open in a slow and animated fashion. What you all need to do is just download this app, double click and run it to have this effect enabled.
The tool is really small and requires no installation. The tool is designed to work on Windows XP, Vista and also on Windows 7.
If there are some prolems with your animation, just Delete folder Cache_***x*** and restart program.