We would like to provide users of our EDESuite software products with important updated operating system information, in advance of the release of EDExpress for Windows 2021–2022, Release 1.0 in late September 2020 and Direct Loan (DL) Tools for Windows, Release 21.0 in June 2021.
Beginning with the late September 2020 release of EDExpress 2021–2022, Release 1.0, the EDESuite software products will only be supported in the Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. The Windows 7 operating system will no longer be supported due to Microsoft’s discontinuation of security and maintenance patching and support for it.
To assist EDExpress and DL Tools users with planning for necessary upgrades and determining whether optional upgrades may be desirable, we have provided updated EDESuite minimum and optimal system configuration information in the attachment to this announcement.
Note: Other than the updated operating system requirements, the attached EDESuite minimum and optimal system configuration information is unchanged from what we previously provided in a March 7, 2017 Electronic Announcement.
We appreciate your careful attention to the information in this announcement to ensure a smooth transition if system upgrades are necessary.
If you have any questions, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 1-800-330-5947 or by email at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.