Step the First: Write an Application for Windows
Actually, applications. Lots of them. Use as many varied core Windows technologies as you can. COM, ActiveX, DirectX, you name it.
Step the Second: Gain Popularity
Get people to like and use your applications. Lots of people. People with money. People with power.
Step the Third: Keep an Eye on New Windows Technologies
And then promptly ignore them. .NET? Who cares. WPF? Passing fad. Force Microsoft to spend billions of dollars to keep your apps and their 20-year old API calls working. The building pile of legacy in their codebase will compound and eventually overwhelm them.