Lawyers representing Microsoft in the “Windows Vista Capable” case filed a declaration by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in which Ballmer says he was “not involved in any of the operational decisions about the Windows Vista Capable program.”
In his declaration, Ballmer says:
On a few occasions in 2006, I had brief discussions about technical requirements and timing for the Windows Vista Capable program with executives from Microsoft's business partners, including Intel Corporation. However, those discussions took place at a very general level. Moreover, I simply relayed the concerns of Microsoft's business partners to members of Microsoft's management responsible for making the decisions regarding those technical requirements and timing, like Mr. Allchin and Mr. Poole ... My knowledge of those decisions is entirely derivative and duplicative of Mr. Allchin's and Mr. Poole's knowledge.
Source:→ Seattle Post-Intelligencer