Expanding on @william-hilsum 's answer. He is correct. This depends on your drivers already installed. There is also a hardware part of this as well. Depending on the age of touchpad, will determine the max version that can be installed. For instance:
Computer 1: Touchpad from 2006 / Driver version 8.2
Computer 2: Touchpad from 2012 / Driver version 15.6
If I download the update from the Touchpad manufacturer and install it on both machines, the installer will automatically determine which driver update is need and if it supports the new features of the latest software. In this case:
Download update 16.2 and install
Computer 1: Touchpad from 2006 / Driver version updated to 9.0
Computer 2: Touchpad from 2012 / Driver version updated to 16.2
As you can see the older touchpad did not update all the way to v16. This is because the device is to old and is not compatible.
So depending on your current hardware and installed driver, it will determine whether or not you can get these features from an update.
I know for a fact that touchpads for Windows 8 and 7 are built differently so that they can support the new features.