Prioritizing Your Compatibility Data

Updated: May 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista

You can prioritize your applications, websites, computers, and devices to help customize and filter your compatibility reports. The priority levels are:

  • Priority 1 - Business Critical. The highest priority level, applied to an item that is so important to your organization that a compatibility issue with the item would keep you from deploying a new operating system.

  • Priority 2 - Important. Items that your organization regularly uses but can function without.

  • Priority 3 - Nice to Have. Lower-priority items that you want to show in your compatibility reports that do not belong in either of the previous two categories.

  • Priority 4 - Unimportant. Items that are irrelevant to the daily functions of your organization.

  • Unspecified. The default priority level, applied to items that have not yet been reviewed for deployment.

The following example uses the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen. You can alternatively use the <Application_Name> dialog box. The procedure is the same on the reports for computers, devices, and websites.

  1. On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click the name of the application.

  2. On the Actions menu, click Set Priority.

  3. Click a priority, and then click OK.

  1. On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click Toggle Filter.

  2. Enter your filter criteria, pressing the Tab key to add clauses.

    Consider the following example, which shows a query that filters for all applications that have a priority level of Business Critical or Important.


    And/Or Field Operator Value




    Priority 1 - Business Critical




    Priority 2 - Important

    To delete a clause, right-click the row, and then click Delete Clause.

  3. Click Refresh.

    Your filtered results appear.

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