If you have used Windows Vista, I am sure you would admit that starting a program or searching for a file in Vista is way much faster than how you do it in Windows XP. Just start typing the first few letters of the program name or file name and Vista fetches the matching programs and files almost instantly.
Once you get used to it, using the XP start menu doesn’t feel good at all.
Good news!! Now you can get the same Vista start menu functionality in XP with a tiny free application called ViStart from Lee-Soft. It is a <1MB file and requires no installation. Just run the tool and the XP start menu begins to function exactly like how it does in Vista. Even the look of the menu matches that of Vista. Now, instead of traversing numerous sub-menus, you can quickly start any program or open any file by just typing in the first few letters. It works beautifully.