How to auto start screen recording when Windows starts

Auto start recording with Bandicam function 'Timer Recording'

If you use the "Timer Recording" function of Bandicam, you can simply start recording automatically when Windows starts. Please click the [General] tab of Bandicam, click the [Advanced] button, check "Run Bandicam on Windows startup" and "Start full-screen recording on Bandicam startup", and then click the "Set timer for Auto Start Recording" button like below:

Timer recording, How to start recording automatically with Bandicam

Auto start recording with Windows Task Scheduler

If you use "the command line parameters of Bandicam (/record, /stop, /shutdown)" and "Windows Task Scheduler", you can automatically record your computer screen when Windows starts. - Recommended for advanced users

If you want to start recording at a specific time on a daily/weekly schedule, please refer to "Bandicam Scheduled Recording".



Please, follow the steps below to start recording automatically with Windows Task Scheduler

  1. Click on Start, type in "Task Scheduler" and click "Task Scheduler".

    Schedule Recording, Start Windows task scheduler

  2. [General] tab: Click "Create Task...", type the name of task such as "Bandicam start recording" and check "Run with highest privileges".

    Schedule Recording, Windows task scheduler, General

  3. [Triggers] tab: Enter the desired start time of the recording ("On a schedule" or "At log on").

    Schedule Recording, Windows task scheduler, recording time, Triggers

  4. [Actions] tab: Click "Browse..." and select the executable file (C:\Program Files (x86)\Bandicam\bdcam.exe) and then enter "/record" at Add arguments. » Command Line Parameters

    Schedule Recording, Windows task scheduler, start recording

  5. You now have created a Scheduled Task to start recording automatically.

Please, follow the steps below to stop recording automatically with Windows Task Scheduler

  1. In the same way as above, create a "Bandicam stop recording" task.

    • [General] tab: Type "Bandicam stop recording" + check "Run with highest privileges".
    • [Triggers] tab: Enter the desired start time of the recording (Select One time, Daily, Weekly or Monthly)
    • [Actions] tab: Select "bdcam.exe" + type "/stop"

    Schedule Recording, Windows task scheduler, stop recording

  2. If you use Windows Task Scheduler like above, you can start and stop recording automatically at any time you want.

Precautions when using Timer Recording

  1. Please select the "Never" option at the Power & sleep settings when you record a computer for a long time.
  2. The "/record" command is available when the 'Screen Recording Mode (Rectangle on a screen, Fullscreen, or Around mouse)' is set.
    To use the "/record" command with the 'Device Recording Mode', check the Save webcam video as separate file (.mp4) option and set the 'Screen Recording Mode'.

  3. To hide the recording status bar, select the "Fullscreen" option under the Around mouse mode.

  4. The scheduled recording function will not work on a remote computer when the remote connection is lost.
  5. The scheduled recording function will not work when a certain program blocks Bandicam. If you don't use a microphone, please uncheck the Record sound option.
  6. To always check the recording status of Bandicam, add the Bandicam icon to the system tray (notification area).
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