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upgrade to windows 7 from oem version of vista?

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I am currently running a 32 bit OEM version of vista home premium. I have bought a 64 bit windows 7 ultimate to upgrade too, thinking it will be ok....
but I am getting this error 'this installation disc isn't compatible with your version of windows'.
Is it possible to upgrade from an OEM version?
The reason I bought the upgrade was because I could get the upgrade versions way cheaper for being a student but could not find a full version near the same price. If i cannot upgrade from an OEM version, what's the cheapest way to get a standard license key to upgrade from?
Thanks for your help.
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You should be able to use it but you can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.

You need to boot the DVD and do a Clean Install: How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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