The new Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless has different hardware to that of its wirelessless sibling (Pi Zero), because of this, OS installations on the old Zero won't work with the Zero Wireless without an update. Simply update Rasbian on your old Zero by running these commands:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

This should enable you to use your SD card in the new Zero Wireless.

If an update doesn't work, then we recommend doing a fresh installation of Rasbian for your Zero Wireless

Start by downloading the very latest version of NOOBs (or Rasbian, but we recommend NOOBs for ease of use) -

Then follow this guide on formatting your SD card and installing Rasbian -