1. Check battery/power profile to make sure you are on max performance. If you are trying to play the game on battery go ahead and give it up as you won't be able to without bios a01 and custom power profile.
2. Go into your nvidia control panel, choose global settings TAB and set Preferred Graphics Processor to HIGH PERFORMANCE NVIDIA PROCESSOR (not integrated). Regardless of whether or not you "believe" the game is whitelisted just do this and then report back on how its working.
3. Update display driver as needed.