Using mod rewrites when running Joomla locally with WAMP

I have never looked into getting user friendly / mod rewrites on the .htaccess file in Joomla when I am running the site locally under WAMP, but stumbled on this.

Basically, click on WAMP server’s tray icon. Go to >>  Apache >> Apache Modules and make sure that Rewrite is checked. If not, click on it and wait for the server to restart.