Converting AVI to WMV can be done in a few steps:
Find a software tool used to convert video files. You can search for these programs on the Internet. Some of these applications are free; others may require you to purchase them.
Once you have found a software tool that converts video files, you need to properly install it. During the installation, the setup manager may ask you if you want to associate the software with certain video files. Make sure that AVI and WMV are selected in the list of options.
Open the software program. The exact procedure may vary depending on the application you installed. There are, however, a set of general file conversion steps applied in most applications.
Once the software has been loaded, it may have an option which would enable you to open the window where you may convert files. This option may be accessed through a button or in one of the programs menus.
Choose the AVI file you want to convert. The software may give you an option to browse your folders to find the AVI file. If it asks for the file format, you need to indicate .avi so the browser can find the AVI file. There are software programs that allow you to select more than one file and convert them one after the other. Others let you convert one AVI file at a time.
Specify the output format as WMV, then select the destination folder for your output file.
Finally, you can click on the convert button. If your AVI file is large, it may take several minutes to convert.