Ok, sorry for the delay, things have been hectic at work. So I have a couple questions for you, sorry if they're stupid ones.
From what I read, do I need to edit a httpd.config file to make sure AllowOverride is on? I couldn't find a file like that anywhere in the apache folders so I'm not even sure how to tell if that's enabled and I can actually use a .htaccess file. I'm thinking no because I put in both of your rules and nothing happened when I'd go to pages, they loaded just like normal.
How would I go about finding that config file for Apache and making sure I have the proper stuff enabled.
Just for reference, this site I need to redirect sits on a windows server running apache (not mine). The new site is on a completely different box running IIS and .net