Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit upgrade?
I have discs for the following versions of Windows:
- 32 bit Windows XP (full)
- 32 bit Windows Vista (full)
- 64 bit Windows 7 (upgrade)
When I tried to install Windows 7 on a new hard drive, I got an error saying that my key was bad. It's my understanding that this is because I was trying a full install, and I'm only licensed to upgrade.
I then installed Vista (which I'm running right now), and booted from the Windows 7 disc, selected the Upgrade option, and it tells me to remove the disc, reboot, and upgrade from the existing Windows installation. When I do that, though, it tells me that I cannot upgrade the 32 bit Vista to the 64 bit Windows 7.
Is there anything I can do to install Windows 7 with these discs?