Thanks for letting us know that NEVER10 works fine for you now.
On your request for a list of updates to be avoided, this is what has worked for me very well.
--- I suspect that NEVER10 will do that for you but in case you would like to know:
I maintain 3 Windows 7 computers at home and had manually done these before GWX & NEVER10 came into use.
The article you posted shows 3 items for Windows 7: 3035583, 2952664, 3021917.
Those are correct. I also do KB3068708: KB3012973, KB3075249 & KB3080149
KB2977759, KB2990214, KB3050265 & KB3083710
I don’t recall what each one does but those are the ones I work on when I help my friends and family who do not want Windows 10 on their computers.
You mentioned that the article you posted has 5 updates to deal with
--- 3 of those are for Windows 7
--- The other 2 are for Windows 8: do you need to follow up on those?