It looked a bit over the top to me. I found this:
And For Some Light Relief | The Coffeehouse | Channel 9
100% legit. From the Microsoft company meeting in 1986 (the one in Meany Hall, company meeting gift was a pair of cheap Adidas sneakers with the Microsoft logo). That was also the company meeting where they announced the 401K plan.
Steve Ballmer "Sells" Windows 1.0 - GayGamer.net
Unfortunately, to my knowledge, this is only a spoof?oh how wonderful it is to pretend it?s real, though. One thing that is real about this ad is that this is really Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. Would you have bought Windows 1.0 from this man?
LOL, I guess everyone starts somewhere. It paid off for him. Enjoy a look back at him selling windows 1.0