With SQL Server, you can easily change the collation of a database.
Their corresponding characters are encoded in a manner described by the ASCII base table.
The other 128 bytes (represented by values b10000000 through b11111111) are individually mapped for each code page.
The important thing is to make sure that you have the “allow installation and restarts” option set to Yes in order to see things happen right away.
If your environment has maintenance windows established, leave it as is and wait for the maintenance windows to occur.
I found it took up to 10 minutes for the uninstall to release a lock on the setup files (and presumably possibly this long to actually carry out the uninstall).