Windows 8.1 doesn't recognize Arduino automatically?

I assure you I've googled this, and browsed these forums looking for an answer, but the latest I've seen on this issue is from last year.

I was under the impression that earlier versions of Windows recognized Arduino when plugged into a USB port.

Am I understanding correctly that Windows 8.1 will only recognize an Arduino board after installing the drivers?

Thanks for your time, a simple "yes, you are correct" will be a sufficient answer. :slight_smile:

Thanks.