Thanks for the explanation. Since you explained the root cause, I'll be even more motivated to list al the columns by name.
By the way, I just use the ms SQL server management studio to create these queries : right-click on the table and select "Script table as" --> SELECT to --> new query window or the clipboard.
It lists the columns nicely, so you can delete those you don't want :-)
Also very nice to quickly create INSERT, UPDATE queries.
Have a nice day