Yes, As I said above I don't think it's possible to remove all codes which could re-enable one way or another a Start Menu or stuff.
One of the easiest way, if MS realy went extreme about disabling it, is to write a simple program which mimics the start menu and place a shortcut to it in Quicklaunch, preferably the first on the left.
(Ok, Not technicaly a start menu, but the effect will be there.)
Of course I believe coders will be able to create real start menus no matter how hard MS tries to prevent them to do so.
More difficult may be to totaly remove Metro start.
Andrea, you are the first person I know who realy like the animated characters that bad, LOL, and I respect that.
It's true it's fun. And it was silly to remove them.
If I remember corectly it's very easy to disable moving characters, through the search engine settings, no need to edit the registry.
I suggest you to write to the Agent ransack developers and ask for moving characters.
They might be surprised of such request, but you may be even more surprised that they do it. It shouldn't be difficult.
This post has been edited by Fredledingue: 02 June 2012 - 04:26 PM