Is there any real down side to uninstalling the Energy Management software? I have I read a little of the help file in Energy Management, ----->"If for any reason you need to uninstall your Energy Management software, you can do this from the Windows Control Panel" but it didn't really say what would change if anything. From what I did read I'm thinking that Windows 7's software pretty much does the same thing and I don't ever use it anyway.
The energy management software, in conjuction with the hot key drivers enables the on screen display features like brightness and volume. It also helps optimize charging to prolong battery life.
It can be uninstalled, but some features may no longer work properly.