If you don't ever use hibernate, you can disable hibernation and get back drive space equal to the amount of RAM you have installed. You do this by opening a DOS prompt with administrator rights, and type "powercfg -h off" and hit enter.
Another good place to clean up is the application temp folder. Enable hidden file view, then navigate to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp\ and delete all the temporary junk that applications have placed there.
Did you perform a clean install? If you used upgrade media, there might be a "windows.old" file on the C drive that can be erased that will get you back quite a bit of space.
well at first i had ran it from an already running win 7 via poppin in the disk and runing a fresh install...
when i was done, it had 10gigs free out of 87....so i deleted the windows old and left me with 40gigs free out of 87.
knowing this couldnt be, i booted from dvd officiala win 7 disc...removed all partitions and left the full 87 gig on which is the SSD, then installed on that and im still getting the 40gigs free out of 87 ........
i did what you reccomended and it freed up 16 gigs. but still stuck on 57.7 gigs ot of 87.7
so thanks that made it a bit better...any other ideas?
1) Check your "System Restore" settings. I've seen them set for 100%, so it'll keep eating up your capacity. I would recommend disabling (if feel comfortable doing so) or setting it to 1%. This will free up space and keep space from being taken up.
2) I would look at your "Page File" settings and see how much is being allocated to your drive. This can take up a lot of room, as well specially with a large amount of RAM install. You can either manual adjust to a lower %, disable all together (my recommendation but verify max RAM usage doesn't exceed your limits with head room) or move the "Page File" to a secondary drive / device.