I finally got back about 20GB most of the deletion was SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION, using "Tree Size Personal" I bought a copy...it was about $25 bucks, worth it though.
I also found out that the "Windows XP App" that is not good in my opinion, was easily deleted with the Tree Size app. So far I think I might have a handle on Microsoft's bloating.
Thanks for your input & for the link TreeSize. BTW It has been at least 2 yrs since I loaded Windows 7 & I did not use a SSD originally, I used a mechanical HDD, I don't remember the Windows.old folder, you might be right.