I don't think so, is there any other way to do it. If having a dvi cable is the only way I doubt many first timers would be able to do it. ?? Can I use my mother boards onboard graphics with a vga cable, to then configure it so I can use HDMI.
Yeah try that.
I still have never had a GPU display the HDMI slot out of the box. It works great for a 2nd monitor though. I could be wrong but in the experience I've had with it on mine and other computers the problem was always the HDMI and not defective hardware.