Since you're using a laptop, have you made sure that Visualize is using the Quadro card and not the inbuilt graphics chip? You can set that from the nVidia-settings.
Yes I have...finally the other day.
The onboard card is now disabled as I turned off switchable graphics.
I've seen some occasions where permissions to the samples folder is a bit hosed.
Delete the following (you may need admin privileges to delete it since I suspect some stuff in there got created as admin)
"C:\ProgramData\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017"
(ProgramData may be a hidden folder, but if you simply type %programdata% (with the % signs) it into the address bar of windows explorer it will put you directly in there.)
Once that's deleted, try starting again.
If that still fails, try it again but Right Click on the SWVisualize shortcut and choose "Run as Administrator".
Let me know if any of these work...
cannot fully delete.
this file is running and cannot get rid of