Just for the heck of it, you can make your windows minimize & maximize in slow motion in Windows 7 & Vista.
To do so, open regedit and navigate to the following key:
Now in the right panel, right click > select New > D-Word. Name it AnimationsShiftKey. Its default value is 0. Give it a value of 1.
Now hold the Shift key down, when you are minimizing or maximizing any of your windows. You will see the animation in slow motion. Ofcourse if you don’t hold down the Shift key, the windows will minimize or maximize as usual.
This was originally introduced for carrying out demo and debugging work, but its a nice trick you can enjoy once in a while.
To undo the changes, change the value back to 0 or simply delete the AnimationsShiftKey.