Always ask before opening this type of file checkbox missing

I have windows 7 64 bit on my computer with internet explorer 8. Whenever I click to download a file (such as zip) I get the typical open / save/ cancel box. I would like to always open the file automatically without the prompt. The one problem however is that I don't get the typical checkbox that says "ask before opening this type of file" Its not grayed out ...its missing. I would like to uncheck it so I can automatically open my zip files. I've searched and nobody else seems to be having this issue.
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  1. Nobody know this one?
  2. part of the enhanced security in 7, which is a good idea
  3. There has got to be some sort of a work around ...registry changes/ different web browser. Some programmer out there has got to know
  4. I was looking, I am using free download manager, and it has a option to open the file after D/L it, maybe this is the fix for you
    http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm
  5. Thanks for all the replies... turns out its just Internet explorer 8. Figures they'd make things more difficult over at microsoft. Anyways Google Chrome does exactly what I want it to do. Thanks again.
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