Oddly enough, all that stuff is already disabled.
Yet, when I boot up my computer, the desktop background fades in and the menu bar pans in, both unneccessarily in my eyes.
Sorry about taking so long to reply... I hadn't checked the forum in a little while.
They say that a three-year old can use Windows 8. I say that's a bit of a regression. When I was three, I could use DOS.