Good news everyone! (yeah you read it in THAT voice)
I finally made a dvd that boots up inside my Vista install. Previously, I couldn't even view the files on the DVD I made. There was a slight error when I was making an ISO out of the Windows 7 files. A field called "Sectors To Load" in ImgBurn was set to 4, when it was suppose to be set to 8 for a Windows 7 install disk.
Helpful information if you used the same Student deal I did and want to make a DVD.
Basically you use the "expandedSetup" folder as your source after clicking on the .exe that the Microsoft downloader puts on your Deskop for Win7.
Then you just follow these instructions:http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11194
Hopefully going to install Win7 now. I'll probably be back on Vista tonight though, since I won't have time to install Aion and all that shit.