So I am looking to get mod_rewrite to operate, using Apache2.2 on home windows 7 I am running it as being a nearby server. All sites are utilized at http://localhost/ It isn't working?

I produced an easy .htaccess file also it will not work.

within the httpd.conf I transformed it to

Options All AllowOverride ALL

What is the issue?

Try writing garbage inside your .htaccess file. This will result in a 5xx error message. If it doesn't your AllowOverride All reaches the incorrect devote your config.

I'd also suggest adding a (title based) virtualhost and also hardwearing . configuration at one place rather than modifying the defaults.