How to install Bandicam

Please follow the steps below to install Bandicam.

1. Download and Run

First, go to https://www.bandicam.com/downloads/, and download the free version of Bandicam.
After downloading the file, run the "bdcamsetup.exe" file.


2. Installer Language

Please select a language from the list.

Bandicam setup - Select a language


3. Setup window

The 'Bandicam Setup window' will appear. Click 'Next' to continue.

Bandicam setup - Welcome


4. License Agreement

If you accept the terms, click 'I Agree' to continue.

Bandicam setup - License Agreement


5. Choose Components

Choose the components you want to install. Click 'Next' to continue.

Bandicam setup - Choose Components


6. Choose installation location

Enter the location where you want to install Bandicam and click 'Install' to continue.

Bandicam setup - Choose installation location


If you see the "Error opening file for writing" or "Bandicam is in use" error message, end the "bdcam.exe" process from Task Manager and try again.

End task/process, Bandicam


7. Installation complete

When you see the 'Completing the Bandicam Setup window', click 'Finish' to complete your installation.

Bandicam setup - Installation complete


8. Start Bandicam

Click the 'Bandicam' icon on your desktop or click the 'bdcam.exe' file in the installation folder.

Bandicam setup - start Bandicam

- To use Bandicam with a standard user account or guest account, please click the "bdcam_nonadmin.exe" file.
- To start Bandicam in Safe Mode, please click the "bdcam_safemode" shortcut which disables some features of Bandicam including hardware accelerated encoding.

Tip) Failed to download and install

If you can't download Bandicam,

  • Try other web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc.
  • Disable anti-virus programs or toolbar programs.
  • Download Bandicam 2.3.1 and try again.

If Bandicam freezes while installing, uncheck the "Debug" option and try again. » See more