A quick update.
Before I went through the process of installing the operating system on the computer, I thought I should quickly check the VGA output and make sure everything was normal.
BIOS output of the Via Epia M on the LCD.
Secondly, I decided to shorten the VGA cable to a more manageable length.
First splicing the cable.
Then rejoining the individual cores with heatshrink.
Finally, a bit of aluminium foil as a crude shield before taping it all up with electrical tape.