Boot the Ubuntu Live CD/USB to desktop. Open a terminal and run
ignore the warnings and continue. Once installed run in terminal
sudo apt-get install lilo
where sda is the first hard disk or if you have only one disk. If windows is on a disk other than the first one adjust sda to sdb, sdc or whatever the case may be. This will put a generic windows on your MBR. Reboot without Live CD/USB and you should boot right to windows. For now assuming you have only a single disk. If multiple disks post back for clarification.
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
For future reference : when removing linux you have to fix the MBR. It is easier to do it from the ubuntu installation prior to removing ubuntu since you don't have to boot a Live CD/USB nor boot a windows CD/DVD. This method works for XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
Last edited by presence1960; March 1st, 2013 at 01:59 AM.
Multi-boot: Arch linux, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 & Windows 8