What is nonsense is to use such an aging OS. Windows XP was released back in 2001. 15y OS.
Perhaps the only reason to use XP is if your hardware is from before 2005. Even then, I'd rather use Windows 10 or 8.1.
Since they aren't as heavy as Windows 7. By the way, you're asking to be infected if you use Windows XP. (Maybe unless LTSB, but still...)