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Password reset not possible - 2 accounts

Hello all,

I seem to have 2 Microsoft accounts (one personal and one created by my organisation). I can't reset the one from the organisation. This message appears.
I am an administrator myself, but I have never created an account with my email address for an organisation.

Well, I am the organisation. We are a small company and I am the admin of my company. So I don't understand why there are two accounts. When Microsoft says "Contact the organisation" it means "I'm contacting myself". That doesn't get me anywhere ;-) I need access to my organisation account, but I can't reset the password, use the Authenticator app or contact someone who knows. I'm at a dead end and only Microsoft can help.

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MarileeTurscak-MSFT answered

If you are completely blocked from signing in and unable to change your sign-in info from the aka.ms/mfasetup page, your options are to either have another global admin reset your info to let you in, OR if you are the only global admin for the organization, you will need to contact the Azure Data Protection team to get help accessing your tenant. Their number: (866-807-5850)

The behavior you described generally happens when you have two separate accounts (one personal and one work) with the same email address. You can set up your personal account to use a different email address if you don't want to get it mixed up with your work account. (Ref: Which account do you want to use?)

Converting or merging Microsoft accounts is not possible to do, but you do have the option to create a new work account.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billing/linking-microsoft-accounts-4044c1bc-f436-60eb-9f6d-2bf64a7cc47f



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